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Bailianhe Pumped Storage Power Station

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 1200000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
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The Bailianhe Pumped Storage Power Station is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station located 58 km (36 mi) east of Huanggang in Hubei Province, China. It was constructed between 2004 and 2009 and has a 1,200 MW installed capacity. The power station operates by shifting water between an upper and lower reservoir to generate electricity. For this project, only the upper reservoir had to be created as an existing reservoir, the Bailianhe Reservoir, was used as the lower. During periods of low energy demand, such as at night, water is pumped from Bailianhe Reservoir up to the upper reservoir. When energy demand is high, the water is released back down to the lower reservoir but the pump turbines that pumped the water up now reverse mode and serve as generators to produce electricity. The process is repeated as necessary and the plant serves as a peaking power plant.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.11.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Bailianhe Reservoir
Huanggang, Hubei

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 State Grid Xinyuan Co Ltd
Energy Storage Technology Provider Alstom
Power Electronics Provider Geokon Instruments
Developer China Gezhouba Group Corporation
Cost & Performance
Performance While generating electricity, the pump-generators produce 967 million kWh annually and consumes 1,289 kWh when pumping.
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
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