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August 28, 2021

Jinta Solar Thermal Plant – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System, China

By Carmen

The Jinta Solar Thermal Plant – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Jinta, Gansu, China.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2013.

Description

The Jinta Solar Thermal Plant – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by China Huadian Engineering. The project is owned by China Huadian Engineering (100%), a subsidiary of China Huadian.

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

China Huadian Engineering is the owner. China Huadian Engineering is the developer.

Additional information

The project is funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB).

About China Huadian Engineering

China Huadian Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC), a subsidiary of China Huadian Corporation Fulaerji Power Generation Plant, is a construction and engineering company that offers engineering design and EPC contracting services. The company operates and installs EPC for projects of heavy machinery including bulk material handling system, hydraulic machinery, green mining equipment, lifting machinery, off-shore machinery, piping system, air-cooling system, and steel structures. It also provides environmental protection and water treatment services and contracting services for industries such as harbor, mining, metallurgy, petrifaction, electric power, civil, and energy sectors. CHEC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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