GE Hydro Solutions has delivered the first two 300 MW pumped storage units to the Jinzhai hydropower plant in China. It was selected by Anhui Jinzhai Pumped Storage Power Co, one of the divisions of State Grid Xinyuan , to supply four 300 MW pumped storage turbines, generator motors, as well as the balance of plant equipment for the Anhui Jinzhai pumped storage power plant located in Jinzhai County, Anhui Province, China.
The first two units have been delivered, have passed the trial operation period, and are now connected to the grid.
The 1.2 GW project is part of China’s goal of building over 200 pumped storage stations with a combined capacity of 270 GW by 2025.
The Jinzhai pumped storage station will save up to 89 500 tons of coal and reduce 179 000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Pascal Radue, President and CEO of GE Hydro Solutions, said: “Once the project is fully commissioned, the giant 1.2 GW hydro battery will offer a high level of flexibility and reliability to the local power grid. This demonstrates pumped storage Solutions’ ability to solve some of the biggest challenges linked to the energy transition, in China and beyond.”