Yinzidu is a 360MW hydro power project. It is located on Wujiang Sanchahe river/basin in Guizhou, 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 2000 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2003. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Guizhou Qianyuan Power. The company has a stake of 100%.

Yinzidu is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 531 million cubic meter. The penstock diameter is 10.2m. The project generated 978 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $185.7m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2000 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2003.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to China Southern Power Grid under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Kvaerner Power Equipment was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 120MW nameplate capacity.

Kvaerner Power Equipment supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 120 MVA.

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About Guizhou Qianyuan Power

Guizhou Qianyuan Power Co Ltd (Qianyuan Power), a subsidiary of China Huadian Corp, is a renewable energy company. It operates hydropower stations for electricity generation and distribution. The company offers operation and maintenance, technical support, and hydropower development services. It operates various power stations such as Puding Power Station and Yinzidu Power Station, Mamaya First-stage Power Station and Dongfan Power Station, Guizhou North Qingxi Power Station, Yutang Power Station and Niudu Power Station, and Shanniupu Station, among others. The company has operations throughout China. The Company operates its business mainly in Guizhou Province, China. Qianyuan Power is headquartered in Guiyang, China.


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