Niululing Dam

The Niululing Dam is a gravity dam on a tributary of the Wanquan River in Hainan Province, China. It is located 39 km (24 mi) southwest of Qionghai. The dam serves to produce hydroelectricity and protect against floods. Plans for the dam began in 1965 and construction began in 1976. All four generators were commissioned between 1979 and 1982. Its power station has an 80 MW installed capacity.[1][2][3]

Niululing Dam
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Niululing Dam is located in Hainan
Niululing Dam
Location of Niululing Dam
Niululing Dam is located in China
Niululing Dam
Niululing Dam (China)
Official name牛路岭水电站
Coordinates19°00′26″N 110°11′45″E / 19.00722°N 110.19583°E / 19.00722; 110.19583Coordinates: 19°00′26″N 110°11′45″E / 19.00722°N 110.19583°E / 19.00722; 110.19583
Construction began1976
Opening date1982
Owner(s)Hainan Provincial Electric Power Company (HEPCO)
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity
ImpoundsWanquan River tributary
Height90.5 m (297 ft)
Length341 m (1,119 ft)
Elevation at crest115.5 m (379 ft)
Spillway type7 gates
Total capacity778,000,000 m3 (630,735 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area1,236 km2 (477 sq mi)
Normal elevation105 m (344 ft)
Power Station
Commission date1979-1982
Hydraulic head61 m (200 ft) (design)
Turbines4 x 20 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity80 MW
Annual generation281 million kWh

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Section II: The main station and cascade development" (in Chinese). Hainan Provincial Government. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Niululing Hydropower Station" (in Chinese). State Electricity Regulatory Commission Dam Safety Supervision Center. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Niululing Hydropower Station" (in Chinese). Water and power construction in Hainan Province Survey and Design Institute. Retrieved 8 January 2012.