The Minghu Pumped Storage Powerplant is on the Shuili River located 7 km (4 mi) north of Shuili in Nantou County, Taiwan.

During periods of low demand, such as at night, when electricity is cheap, water is pumped to Sun Moon Lake. When energy demand is high, water is released down to the power station for power generation. This is accomplished by four 252 MW Francis pump-turbine-generators which are reversible and serve to both pump water and generate electricity. The power plant has an installed capacity of 1,008 MW. Mingtan Dam, located downstream serves as the lower reservoir for another pump-storage project with an installed capacity of 1,602 MW.


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