Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Plants in China

Bailianhe
Location: Hubei
Operator: State Grid Xinyuan Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 306 MW FPT
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: SinoHydro, HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering
Quick facts: These machines were among 16 that Alstom Hydro won in a 2004 contract award. The rated head is 192m.

Photograph courtesy of HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering
Posted 11 Jul 2009

Guangzhou
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power
Configuration: 8 X 300 MW FPT
Operation: 1993-2000
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Voith, A-J, Siemens
Quick facts: Guangzhou was built in two phases. CLP Power and ExxonMobil Energy acquired the right to utilize 50% of the capacity of the 1,200-MW first phase for 40yrs.

Photograph courtesy of CLP Power
Posted 20 Jan 2005

Heimifeng
Location: Hunan
Operator: CPI Wuling Electric Power
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW FPT
Operation: 2009-2010
T/G supplier: Dongfang, Alstom
EPC: HydroChina Zhongnan EngineeringChina Gezhouba Group
Quick facts: In Jan 2006, Alstom received an order from Dongfang Electric for one complete PSP unit and components for three other units for the Heimifeng project in Wangcheng County. The upper reservoir has two main concrete rockfill dams plus two auxiliary dams and the lower reservoir was formed by a concrete rockfill dam.

Photograph courtesy of China Gezhouba Group
Posted 14 Oct 2011

Shisanling (Ming Tombs)
Location: Beijing
Operator: North China Grid Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 200 MW FPT
Operation: 1995-1997
T/G supplier: Voith, Elin, Harbin
EPC: Beijing Hydroelectric Investigation & Design
Quick facts: This was one of China’s first full-size pumped-storage plants and is located 90km north of Beijing. The plant was funded in part by a $750mn loan from Japan’s Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF).

Photograph courtesy of VA TECH
Posted 24 Sep 2005

Tai'an
Location: Shandong
Operator: State Grid Xinyuan Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 255 MW FPT
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Voith, Voith-Fuji
EPC: Marubeni, Hydrochina Beijing Engineering Corp, Sepco No 3, Sinohydro No 1
Quick facts: In Dec 2002, Voith Siemens Hydro received a €65mn order from Marubeni Corp, prime contractor for the Tai’an PSP in the Mount Tai’an Valley. JBIC was the lead financing agency andc onstruction on the Rmb 4.326bn project began in Feb 2000.

Photograph courtesy of Sepco No 3
Posted 31 Dec 2011

Tianhuangping
Location: Zhejiang
Operator: Shenergy Co Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 300 MW FPT
Operation: 1998-2000
T/G supplier: Kvaerner, CGE
EPC: China National Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering, East China Investigation & Design Institute
Quick facts: This PSP is 175km southwest of Shanghai. VA TECH was a partner within the consortium Kvaerner-General Electric-Elin for supply of electrical balance of plant equipment as well as motor generator components. The plant cost about RMB 7.12bn.

Photograph courtesy of VA TECH
Posted 11 Jun 2005

Tongbai
Location: Zhejiang
Operator: Shenergy Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW FPT
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: VA TECH
EPC: East China Investigation & Design Institute, Zhejiang Electric Power Construction
Quick facts: The Tongbai PSP is at the foot of the Tongbai Mountains in Tiantai county. The plant cost about RMB 4.2bn and annual production is expected to be 2,8 TWh. Project investors include East China Electric Power, Zhejiang Provincial Electric Power, Shanghai Municipal Electric Power, Shenneng Co, Zhejiang Provincial Electric Power Development Co, and Tiantai Hydro Electric Development Co. Construction started in in May 2000, and the first two were put into operation in Dec 2005 and Oct 2006, witht he second two online in Dec 2006. Siemens built the main transformer and ABB supplied the gas-insulated switchgear.

Photograph courtesy of Zhejiang Electric Power Construction
Posted 13 Apr 2009

Xiangshuijian
Location: Anhui
Operator: State Grid Xinyuan Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 250 MW FPT
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute, 2nd Hydroelectricity Corp of the Armed Police Force
Quick facts: This shows the main power dam of the Xiangshuijian PSP project in the Tongguanshan Mountains, E'qiao town, Sanshan district, Wuhu City. The rated head is 363m. The main dam is a composite rockfill structure faced with reinforced concrete, plus a concrete retaining wall. It is 88m high, 520m long, and cost 3.8bn yuan. The dam was finished in Oct 2010.

Photograph courtesy of apps.ah.gov.cn
Posted 3 Mar 2011

Yixing
Location: Jiangsu
Operator: East China Yixing Pumped Storage Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 255 MW FPT
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Shanghai Investigation Design & Research Institute, Sinohydro Bureau 1
Quick facts: In Jan 2000, the State Economic and Trade Commission approved the Yixing PSP in the Tonggong Mountains near Yixing City in southern Jiangsu province. The new plant cost Rmb 4.78bn and is linked to the grid by a new 500kV transmission line. Project participants include China National Nuclear Industrial Corp, East China Power Group, Jiangsu International Trust and Investment Co, Jiangsu Power Co, and the Yixing City Government. In March 2003, the World Bank approved a $145mn loan for the project and main construction got underway in Aug 2003.

Photograph by 稀饭豆浆 (Panoramio)
Posted 3 Sep 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 31-Dec-2011

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