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November 29, 2021

Zhexi, China

By Carmen

Zhexi is a 947.6MW hydro power project. It is located on Zishui river/basin in Hunan, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1958 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1962.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 947.6 947.6 Active Hunan, China Hunan Power Construction


The project was developed by Hunan Power Construction.

Zhexi is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 3,570 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 75m and 52m respectively. The project generated 2,722 GWh of electricity.

Zhexi (Zhexi Phase I) consists of 6 units of francis turbines with 74.6MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1958 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1962.

Contractors Involved

Zhexi (Zhexi Phase II) is equipped with Tianjin Alstom Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Tianjin Alstom Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the Zhexi (Zhexi Phase II).


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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