Alashan Left Qi Wusitai power station
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Alashan Left Qi Wusitai power station (蒙能阿拉善左旗乌斯太发电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. An additional 660 MW has been proposed.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Wusitai, in Wuda District, Wuhai Prefecture.
Background on Project
In 2014 it was reported that Inner Mongolia Asset Management Bureau is planning to build an additional coal-fired power unit at the power station with a total planned capacity of 660 MW.
2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity
On March 17, 2016, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released the Coal Bubble Alert System, dubbed the ‘traffic light’ system, to crack down on the growing coal power overcapacity crisis. Inner Mongolia was deemed a "red light" province, meaning no new coal projects should be permitted. Therefore any further developments at the power station appear to be on hold or cancelled.
- Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Asset Management Bureau
- Location: Wusitai Town (Wusitaizhen), Alashan (Alxa) Zuo (Left) Banner, Alxa Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
- Coordinates: 39.446016, 106.667694 (exact)
- Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Shelved (Unit 3)
- Gross capacity: 1,260 MW (Unit 1 & 2: 300 MW; Unit 3: 660 MW)
- In service: 2008 (Unit 1), 2010 (Unit 2)
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