The Qinghai Gonghe Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Gonghe, Qinghai, China.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2016 and was commissioned in 2019.


The Qinghai Gonghe Thermal Energy Storage System was developed by SUPCON Group. The project is owned by Northwest Engineering service (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

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Northwest Engineering service and SUPCON Group have delivered the project.

Additional information

Type of storage: 2-tank indirect.

About SUPCON Group

SUPCON Group is an industrial equipment company that provides automation and information technology, products and solutions. The company offers products such as process calibrator and hand-held communicators, field instruments, smart transducer and electromagnetic flowmeters, control valves, process control solutions, safety barriers and isolators, transmitter, process controllers, paperless recorders, control systems, and process control suites, among others. Its services include spare parts service, site service, equipment repair, equipment migration, proactive maintenance services, and comprehensive technical training. SUPCON Group caters to various industries including oil and gas, petrochemical and refinery, chemical, power, building material, pulp and paper, metallurgy, and others. The company partners with global suppliers, system integrators, agents, and distributors. SUPCON Group is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.


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