Tuoketuo Power Station

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Tuoketuo Power Station
Tuoketuo Power Station is located in China
Tuoketuo Power Station
Location of Tuoketuo Power Station
Official name 托克托电厂
Country China
Location Togtoh County, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
Coordinates 40°11′49″N 111°21′52″E / 40.19694°N 111.36444°E / 40.19694; 111.36444Coordinates: 40°11′49″N 111°21′52″E / 40.19694°N 111.36444°E / 40.19694; 111.36444
Status Operational
Commission date November 1995
Owner(s) Tuoketuo Power Company
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Units operational 8 × 600 MW
2 × 300 MW
Nameplate capacity 5,400 MW
Annual net output 33.317 TWh

The Tuoketuo Power Station (Chinese: 托克托电厂; pinyin: Tuōkètuō Diànchǎng) is the third largest coal-fired power station in the world. The plant is located in Togtoh County, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. The plant was commissioned in November 1995 by the Tuoketuo Power Company,[1][2] who currently owns and operates the power station.

The Tuoketuo Power Company is currently owned by three separate companies:[2]

The units of the facility were commissioned in five separate phases, each phase consisting of two units, for a total of ten units rated at 600 MW each, all of which run on coal. The 1st and 2nd units were commissioned in June and July 2003, the 3rd and 4th units were commissioned in July and September 2004, the 5th and 6th units were commissioned in September and November 2005,[1] and the 7th and 8th units were commissioned in June 2006. Finally the 9th and 10th units were commissioned in 2011.[3][4] All of the generated power is delivered to Beijing via 500-kV transmission lines.[1]

The interval of 50 days between the commissioning of the two units of Phase I set a new record of the shortest construction time among comparable units in the North China region.[1]

Two additional units of 300 MW each were also commissioned, of which the generated power is used for the operations of the power plant itself, and not used or delivered outside the facility. With the addition of the final stage, it became the largest thermal power station in the world.[2]

Two more 660 MW units are under construction and to be commissioned in 2017.[5]

Fuel supply[edit]

The power plant exploits coal from the Junggar Coalfield approximately 50 km (31 mi) away, and meets its water requirements by pumping its needs from the Yellow River, located 12 km (7 mi) away.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tuoketuo Power Company". Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 内蒙古托克托电厂 (in Chinese). Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tuoketuo Power Station - Phase 4" (in Chinese). Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Datang Tuoketuo Coal Power Station". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ ""富煤少水"因地制宜 大唐托克托电公司率先发展开展综合提效工作-新华网". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 8 February 2016.