Huangdeng is a 1,900MW hydro power project. It is located on Lancang river/basin in Yunnan, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,900 1,900 Active Yunnan, China Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower


The project is developed and owned by Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower.

Huangdeng is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,613 million cubic meter. The project generated 8,570 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $3,000m.

Huangdeng (Huangdeng Unit I, II and III) consists of 3 units of francis turbines with 475MW nameplate capacity.

Huangdeng (Huangdeng Unit IV) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 475MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018.

About Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower

Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Co., Ltd. (HLRH), a subsidiary of China Huaneng Group is an energy and utilities service provider. The company is involved in the hydropower generation and sales; construction and development of hydropower projects; and the operation and management of hydropower stations. It mainly focuses on developing projects in the drainage area of the Lancang River Basin and adjacent areas. The company executes renewable energy projects such as solar photovoltaics and wind power projects. It has investments in the cascade hydropower development project of the Lancang River Basin. HLRH is headquartered in Yiliang County, Beijing, China.


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