All units at 1.2GW Jinzhai pumped storage plant in commercial operation

31 January 2023

All four units at the 1.2GW Jinzhai pumped storage power plant in China have now been successfully connected to the grid and have completed 15 days of trial operation, Ge Hydro Solutions has announced.

GE was selected in 2017 by Anhui Jinzhai Pumped Storage Power Co., LTD, one of the divisions of State Grid Xin Yuan, to supply four new 300MW pumped storage turbines, generator-motors as well as the balance of plant equipment for the Anhui Jinzhai pumped storage power plant located in the Jinzhai County, Anhui Province, China. The first two units were connected to the grid in October 2022.

“Pumped Storage is the largest source of energy storage that exists today, which can help stabilize the grid with the integration of wind and solar power. The Jinzhai pumped storage project now fully operational will provide for a huge amount of clean energy to China and will help stabilize the grid to ultimately help integrate more renewable energies in a reliable way,” commented Pascal Radue, President & CEO, GE Hydro Solutions. “The beauty of hydropower projects is that it is set to be operational for the very long term, about 80 years, meaning that the project will provide affordable energy for several generations to come.”

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