Pumped hydro storage

Pumped hydro storage will be a key priority for the Chinese government during the 14th FYP

The NDRC and the NEA jointly issued a notice to ‘Accelerate the development and construction of pumped storage projects during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period’. The plan states that accelerating the development of pumped hydro storage is important for the construction of a new power system with a high share of renewable electricity. The development …

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1.2 GW hydro pumped storage plant starts construction in Henan province

Sinohydro 14th company, a subsidiary of Power China, officially launched the construction of the Lushan Pumped Storage Power Station, in Henan province. The station represents 1.2 GW in capacity and an 8.73 billion CNY (1.37 billion USD) investment. Once completed, the power station will participate in peak regulation, valley filling, frequency regulation, and emergency backup …

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CHN Energy Qinghai 3.8GW pumped-storage power project approved

The Qinghai Provincial Government officially approved the construction of Tongde and Maqin pumped storage projects, located in Tongde County, Qinghai Province. The upper reservoir has an average elevation of 3,600 meters, and the lower reservoir is the reservoir area of the Maldang Hydropower Station. The two projects will represent a total installed capacity of 3.8GW. …

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The world’s largest hydro pumped-storage station was put into operation

On December 30th 2021, the Fengning Pumped-storage Power Station was put into operation in Fengning county, Hebei province. The power station is equipped with twelve 300MW units, for a total installed capacity of 3.6GW, making it the largest operating pumped hydro station in the world. As a key project for the government’s aim to use …

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