Hydroelectric Power Plants in China - Tibet

Jinhe
Location: Tibet
Operator: Tibet Electric Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 15 MW
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Chengdu Survey and Design Institute, China Water Conservancy and Hydropower Construction Consulting Kunming
Quick facts: This project is on the Jinhe River in Chamdo Prefecture, 67km from Chamdo Town. Annual production is estimated to be 367 GWh. The project was approved by NDRC in Aug 2001 and construction stared in Dec 2001.

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Posted 3 Oct 2012

Laohuzi
Location: Tibet
Operator: Tibet Electric Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 34 MW Francis
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Sinohydro, No 2 Hydroelectricity Corp of the Armed Police Force
Quick facts: In Oct 2007, construction got underway on the Laohuzui power station. River closure was in Mar 2008, and, in July 2011, Laohuzui was completed. The 79m high, 256m long Laohuzui Dam is the tallest dam in Tibet. Average production is expected to be about 500 GWh, or around 20% of present demand in Tibet. This station was a leading energy project of the "11th-Five-Year-Plan" period and required a total investment of Rmb 1,288mn.

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Posted 3 Aug 2011

Zhikong
Location: Tibet
Operator: China Huaneng Group
Configuration: 4 X 25 MW Francis
Operation: 2006-2007
T/G supplier: Kunming
EPC: No 8 Hydroelectricity Corp of the Armed Police Force
Quick facts: In May 2003, construction work began on the Zhikong hydroelectric plant on the Lhasa river in Maizhokunggar County. The plant completed in May 2007 at a cost of Rmb 1,337bn. Annual production is expected to be about 407 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of xinhuanet
Posted 3 Aug 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Oct-2012

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