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Kyogoku Pumped Hydro Power Station (Unit 1)

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 200000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Kyogoku Pumped Hydro Power Station (Unit 1)
One of three units that will be incorporated into the Kyoguku Pumped Hydro Power Plant. Note, each unit's commissioning date varies. Upon Completion in 2022 the plant will have a total installed capacity of 600 MW. Environmentally friendly hydroelectric power is well suited to Japan's unique topographical characteristics and climate, which provides abundant rainfall. Although hydroelectric power was once a main source of energy, the ratio of hydroelectric to thermal power has been reversed since 1959. Hydroelectric power plants can quickly be adjusted, and this makes hydroelectricity ideal for the role of compensating for potential shortfalls to meet peak demand. Pumped storage hydroelectric power plants, which pump in water during low-demand evening hours and use it to generate power during peak hours, have become the mainstream of hydroelectric power generation in recent years in Japan.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 01.10.2014
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Kyogoku, Hokkaidō
Japan

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Hokkaido Electric Power Company
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
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