Daba power station

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Daba power station is a 2,520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows Units 1-4 to the south, Units 5-6 in the center, and Daba-4 under construction to the north in Qingtongxia, Wuzhong.

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Background on Plant

Daba power station is a six-unit coal-fired power station of 2,520 MW. It was commissioned from 1991 to 2009, and is owned by China Huaneng (1-4 units) and China Datang (5-6 units). Units 5-6 are also known as Daba-2.[1]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[2]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result.

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Daba-4

China Huaneng is planning to build the Daba-4 power station with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW (also known as Daba Power Station Units 7-8) near units 1-6 of the Daba power station.[3],[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Huaneng (Units 1-4), China Datang (Units 5-6)
  • Location: Daba Town (Dabazhen), Qingtongxia, Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: Units 1-4: 37.9854795, 105.9283345; Units 5-6: 37.9897243, 105.9258293 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 2,520 MW (Units 1-4: 330 MW, Units 5-6: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 1991-2009
  • Coal type: Bituminous, Anthracite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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