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to-the-point: China's State Grid plans 6 GW of pumped storage

Author: U.S. Army Corps of Engine. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

January 9 (Renewables Now) - The State Grid Corporation of China plans to build five pumped-storage hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 6 GW by 2026, it announced on Wednesday.

The state-owned electric utility intends to build facilities in the provinces of Jilin, Hebei, Shandong and Zhejiang, as well as in the Xinjiang region at a total cost of CNY 38.7 billion (USD 5.67bn/EUR 4.95bn).

China is looking to add some 40 GW of pumped storage capacity by 2020.

(CNY 1.0 = USD 0.146/EUR 0.128)

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