Liangshan Hydro Plant is a 1,500MW hydro power project. It is located on Yalong river/basin in Sichuan, 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 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2021. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Yalongjiang Hydropower Development. State Development and Investment and Sichuan Provincial Investment Group are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 52% and 48% respectively.

Liangshan Hydro Plant is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 512 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 99m. The project generated 6,860 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,408.5m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2021.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 382.8MW nameplate capacity.

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About Yalongjiang Hydropower Development

Yalongjiang Hydropower Development Co Ltd (Yalong Hydro), formerly Ertan Hydropower Development Company Ltd, a subsidiary of State Development and Investment Corp, is engaged in hydro power generation. The company builds and operates power stations. It operates wind and photovoltaic power, ecological agriculture, modern services, high-efficiency energy storage and electric power conversion businesses. The company’s project portfolio includes Lianghekou, Yangfanggou and others. Yalong Hydro is headquartered in Chengdu, China.


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