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November 26, 2021

Yangyang, South Korea

By Carmen

Yangyang is a 1,000MW hydro power project. It is located on Namdae river/basin in Gangwon, South Korea. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2006.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,000 1,000 Active Gangwon, South Korea

Description

The project is currently owned by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.

Yangyang is a pumped storage project. The gross head and net head of the project are 817m and 798m respectively. The penstock length is 403m. The penstock diameter is 4.4m. The project generated 730.8 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,140m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2006.

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Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pump turbines, each with 250MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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