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November 26, 2021

Guangzhao, China

By Carmen

Guangzhao is a 1,040MW hydro power project. It is located on Beipan river/basin in Guizhou, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2003 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,040 1,040 Active Guizhou, China Guizhou Beipanjiang Electric Power


The project was developed by Guizhou Beipanjiang Electric Power. The project is currently owned by Guizhou Qianyuan Power with a stake of 51%, CPI Guizhou Jinyuan Group, Guangdong Energy Group, Hydrochina Guiyang Engineering, Liupanshui Jiangyuan Power Company Limited and Qianxinan Prefecture Industrial Investment Limited Liability Company .

The hydro reservoir capacity is 3,245 million cubic meter. The project generated 2,754 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $833.69m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2003 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to China Southern Power Grid under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Harbin Electric Machinery was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 260MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 260 MVA.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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