Beijing Shisanling is an 800MW hydro power project. It is located on Shisanling river/basin in Beijing, China. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1990 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1997. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by SINOHYDRO Bureau 5 and is currently owned by State Grid Xinyuan.

Beijing Shisanling is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 4.5 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 481m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 800m. The project generated 1,200 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1990 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1997.

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 pump turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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