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Xianghongdian Pumped-hydro Storage Station (响洪甸)

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 80000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Xianghongdian Pumped-hydro Storage Station (响洪甸)
Xianghongdian station initially had a capacity of 4 × 10MW. In 1959 the first unit came online followed by all units coming online by April 1961. The power plant was expanded from 1996 to 2000, after which time the installed capacity increased to 2 × 40MW. This is the first pumped storage power station in Anhui Province. The State Grid Corp of China, China's dominant grid operator, plans to raise its pumped storage hydropower generating capacity to 21 gigawatts (GW) by 2015 and 41 GW by 2020, complementing the fast development of irregular renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. Under this system, water is pumped from a lower elevation reservoir to a higher elevation by using low cost, off-peak power production such as wind power during the night to run the pumps, and is released to generate power when demand peaks during the day or when electricity prices are higher. China had only 14.55 GW of pumped storage hydropower capacity at the end of 2009, according to the State Grid. China's total power generating capacity was 874 GW at the end of 2009.
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.01.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Jinzhai, Anhui

Utility Type Federally Owned
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Chinese Government
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
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