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Huizhou Pumped Storage Power Station

The Huizhou Pumped Storage Power Station is a pumped storage hydroelectric power station near Huizhou in Guangdong province, China. It contains 8 pump-generators that total a 2,448 megawatts (3,283,000 hp) installed capacity. Initial units went online between 2007 and 2008,[1][2] and the power station was complete on June 15, 2011.[3]

Huizhou Pumped-storage Power Station
LocationHuizhou, Guangdong
Coordinates23°16′07″N 114°18′50″E / 23.26861°N 114.31389°E / 23.26861; 114.31389Coordinates: 23°16′07″N 114°18′50″E / 23.26861°N 114.31389°E / 23.26861; 114.31389
Opening date2007-2011
Power Station
Installed capacity2,448 megawatts (3,283,000 hp)
Annual generation4,200 gigawatt-hours (15,000 TJ)

The power station is supplied with water by an upper reservoir which is created by two dams. The main dam is a 56 metres (184 ft) tall and 156 metres (512 ft) long roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dam. The second, auxiliary, dam is 14 metres (46 ft) high and 133 metres (436 ft) long. Once water from the upper reservoir is transferred through the power station, which is located 420 metres (1,380 ft) underground, and electricity produced, it discharges to a lower reservoir.[1][4] This lower reservoir is created by a single 61 m (200 ft) tall 420 m (1,380 ft) tall RCC dam. The water can then be pumped by the generators back into the upper reservoir for reuse.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Huizhou Pumped-storage Power Station". PSIQuartz. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Pumped-Storage Power Plants". ALSTOM Power. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Construction of Huizhou Pumped Storage Power Station finished in Guangdong". Shenzen. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Ground-stress Testing Result Application of Huizhou Pumped Storage Power Station". CNKI. 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2010.