DOE Global Energy Storage Database
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Xilongchi Pumped Storage Power Station
The Xilongchi pumped storage power plant (output: 1,224 MW) in China started commercial operation. This plant, which takes advantage of a large difference in elevation of around 700 meters, was delivered as the first pumped storage power plant in China by a consortium of Japanese companies. Its main feature is that although it uses a high elevation drop and is designed for high output, it generates very little noise or vibration. Pumped storage power generation works by pumping water to a higher elevation during slack periods and using the stored water to generate electricity during high-demand periods. In this way it is able to match supply to demand, and this station is contributing to the stable supply of electricity to the Huabei region, including Beijing.
Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Oct 16, 2009
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
Shanxi Xilongchi Pumped Storage Power Station Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hitachi, Toshiba
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hitachi, Toshiba, Geokon Instruments
Pumped Storage Power Station Co., Ltd.
China Gezhouba Group Corporation
Shanghai CNSK Electric Group
COST & PERFORMANCE
Annual Generation: 1,850,000,000 kWh
2013-07-18 04:16 AM UTC
2013-11-29 11:55 PM UTC