Datang Anhui Huainan Tianjia'an power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Datang Anhui Huainan Tianjia'an power station (大唐淮南田家庵发电厂) is a 640-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Anhui province, China.

Two additional units of 1,000 MW each are proposed at a different location in Gaohuang Town, 7km away.


The photo below shows the location of the plant, in Huainan City, Anhui Province. As of November 2014, the photo showed only two units of the plant to be operating (Units 13 and 14, each 300 MW). Units 1-12 have all been retired.

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Background on Plant

Huainan Tianjia'an power station was founded in October 1941. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the plant went through several expansions. The first phase of eight units has been retired. Phase II consisted of units 1-4 of 120 to 137.5 MW each, which were commissioned in 1972 to 1977 and retired in 2007, and Units 5-6 of 320 MW each that were commissioned in 1996 and 2005.[1]

In 2008, units 5-6 converted to CHP units, and started to supply heating in the winter to Huainan City.[2]


The plant was built in two phases:
Phase I:

  • Units 1-8 - retired

Phase II:

  • Units 1 - 4 - retired
  • Unit 5 - 320 MW - operating 1996
  • Unit 6 - 320 MW - operating 2005

Proposed expansion

In 2012 the company began developing two new 1,000 MW units.[3] Feasibility reports were completed in January 2013.[4]

In February 2016 the Anhui government said it was still debating environmental clearance for the the project, given the changing national economy and slowdown in demand for coal power.[5]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Company ownership

In 1999 Anhui Electric Power Co. was established, and in 2002 Tianjia'an Power became part of Datang.[1]

Plant Details for Operating Phase II Units

  • Sponsor: Datang International Power Generation Co
  • Parent company: Datang
  • Location: Tianjia'an District, Huainan City, Anhui Province, China
  • Coordinates: 32.6699252, 117.0253207 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 640 MW (Units 5 & 6: 320 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1996 (Unit 5); 2005 (Unit 6)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Phase III Expansion

  • Sponsor: Anhui Electric Power Co, Ltd
  • Parent company: Datang
  • Location: Gaohuang Town, Panji District, Huainan City, Anhui Province, China
  • Coordinates: 32.714324, 116.993260 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 2 x 1000 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Introduction," Anhui Electric Power Co., accessed Oct 2016
  2. "[红色基因电厂田家庵发电厂:让红色基因在皖电摇篮代代相传,"] China Datang, 2017-07-10
  3. "安徽电力股份有限公司淮南田家庵发电厂简介," China Datang Corporation, accessed November 2014
  4. "大唐将投70亿在安徽淮南扩建发电项目," News of Huainan Newspaper, accessed November 2014
  5. "对十二届全国人大三次会议第3451号建议的答复," Anhui government, Feb 3, 2016

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