Fengning Pumped Storage Power Station

Coordinates: 41°39′58.35″N 116°31′43.63″E / 41.6662083°N 116.5287861°E / 41.6662083; 116.5287861
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Fengning Pumped Storage Power Station
LocationFengning Manchu Autonomous County, Hebei Province
Coordinates41°39′58.35″N 116°31′43.63″E / 41.6662083°N 116.5287861°E / 41.6662083; 116.5287861
Construction began2013
Opening date2019-2021
Construction costUS$1.87 billion
Upper reservoir
CreatesFengning Upper
Total capacity48,830,000 m3 (39,590 acre⋅ft)
Lower reservoir
CreatesFengning Lower
Total capacity66,150,000 m3 (53,630 acre⋅ft)
Power Station
Hydraulic head425 m
Pump-generatorsFrancis pump turbines
Phase 1: 6 x 300 MW
Phase 2: 6 x 300 MW
Installed capacity3,600 MW
Storage capacity40 GWh[1]
Annual generation3.424 TWh

The Fengning Pumped Storage Power Station (Chinese: 丰宁抽水蓄能电站) is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station about 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Chengde in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Hebei Province, China. Construction on the power station began in June 2013 and the first generator was commissioned in 2019, the last in 2021. Project cost was US$1.87 billion. On 1 April 2014 Gezhouba Group was awarded the main contract to build the power station. It will be constructed in two 1,800 MW phases. It was completed in late 2021, and became the largest pumped-storage power station in the world with an installed capacity of 3,600 MW.[2][3]

The lower reservoir will hold up to 66,150,000 m3 (53,630 acre⋅ft) of water of which 41,480,000 m3 (33,630 acre⋅ft) can be used for power generation. The upper reservoir will withhold up to 48,830,000 m3 (39,590 acre⋅ft) of water of which 40,610,000 m3 (32,920 acre⋅ft) can be used for power generation. Water from the upper reservoir is sent to the underground power station down near the lower reservoir.[4]

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  1. ^ "Clean power plant online to ensure sound Beijing Winter Olympics". China Daily. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  2. ^ Shahan, Zachary (4 January 2022). "Largest Pumped-Hydro Facility In World Turns On In China". CleanTechnica.
  3. ^ "China's State Grid powers up 3.6-GW pumped-storage hydro complex". Renewablesnow.com. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  4. ^ "Fengning Pumped Storage Power Station" (in Chinese). Haihe River Water Resources Commission system. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.