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November 29, 2021

Luding, China

By Carmen

Luding is a 920MW hydro power project. It is located on Dadu river/basin in Sichun, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 920 920 Active Sichun, China Sichuan Luding Hydropower Development

Description

The project was developed by Sichuan Luding Hydropower Development and is currently owned by China Huadian with a stake of 100%.

Luding is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 219.5 million cubic meter. The penstock diameter is 9.6m. The project generated 3,782 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,057.38m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to State Grid Corporation of China under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 230MW nameplate capacity.

Harbin Electric Machinery supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 230 MVA.

Methodology

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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