Pubugou is a 3,600MW hydro power project. It is located on Dadu 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 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Guodian Dadu River Hydropower Development. GD Power Development, China Energy Investment and Sichuan Chuantou Energy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 69%, 21% and 10% respectively.

Pubugou is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,390 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 181.7m and 114.3m respectively. 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 3 in number. The project generated 14,790 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $2,660m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.

Power purchase agreement

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

Contractors involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery and GE Renewable Energy.

DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 666.7 MVA.

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About Guodian Dadu River Hydropower Development

Guodian Dadu River Hydropower Development Co Ltd develops, constructs and operates hydroelectric power stations. The company supplies electricity. Guodian Dadu River Hydropower Development is headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.


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