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China Begins $3 Billion Golmud Project 3.3GW CSP+PV+Thermal Storage

September 19, 2021

The Golmud project will include 300 MW of CSP with 600 MW of thermal energy storage in molten salts to be fed, in addition to heat from CSP, by electricity from PV 

Source: CSP Focus

A 3,300 MW solar project in Quinghai Province in China will combine both types of solar; PV and CSP with thermal energy storage, with total investment of 19.575 billion CNY (3 billion USD). The planned total installed capacity is 3.3GW, including 3GW PV, 300MW CSP (600 MW electric heating molten salt thermal storage system), 520MW ESS and 10Mvar Synchronous Condenser, and three 330kV convergent substations.

The gigantic project has been developed by China Green Development Group Qinghai New Energy Company (CGDG Qinghai New Energy) and the firm broke ground on its implementation today. The project is located in Wutumeiren Solar Park, Golmud City, Qinghai Province. The Golmud Wutumeiren Multi-energy Complementary Project is planned to be completed by the end of 2025, the “14th Five-Year Plan” period.

This multi-energy complementary project aims at supporting stable operation of the power grid, optimizing power output characteristics, and strengthening system regulation capabilities in accordance with the problems faced by the development of new energy in the Haixi region of Qinghai Province. It plays an important role in building a new multi-energy complementary and grid-friendly power system.


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