Project Adjustment of "Pumped Storage Medium and Long-term Development Plan"
- The adjusted medium and long-term development plan for pumped storage will agree to 9 pumped storage projects in Shanxi Province
Accelerating the development of pumped hydro storage plays an important role in accelerating the achievement of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. The National Energy Administration issued a reply letter on the “Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Pumped Hydro Storage (2021-2035)” on the adjustment project in Shanxi Province, Guoneng Letter Xinneng  No. 13, the details are as follows:
Shanxi Provincial Energy Bureau:
Reported the "Request for Instructions on Listing Jiangxian County and Other Pumped Storage Projects as Key Implementation Projects of the National "14th Five-Year Plan" (Jin Energy New Energy Word  No. 8), "About Reporting Jiangxian County and Other 8 Pumped Storage Projects" Report on the Amendment and Improvement of the Opinions of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment" (Jin Energy Regulation  No. 139), "Report on the Amendment and Improvement of the Opinions of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration for 8 Pumped Storage Projects in Jiangxian County" (Jin Energy New Energy Word  No. 157). After research, the reply is as follows:
1. Accelerate the development of pumped hydro storage, and implement the “Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Pumped Hydro Storage (2021-2035)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”), which will help build a new power system, promote the large-scale and high-proportion development of renewable energy, and achieve carbon peaking. It plays an important role in the goal of carbon neutrality, ensuring the safe and stable operation of the power system, improving the level of energy security, promoting the expansion of effective investment, and maintaining stable and healthy economic and social development.
2. In order to support the development and construction of pumped storage in Shanxi Province, accelerate the development of new energy, and promote the comprehensive reform of the energy revolution, it is agreed that Shangshe in Yu County of Shanxi Province (installed capacity of 1.4 million kilowatts) and Lijiazhuang of Qinyuan County (installed capacity of 900,000 kilowatts) , Qinshui (installed capacity of 1.2 million kilowatts), Daixian Huangcaoyuan (installed capacity of 1.4 million kilowatts), and the eldest son (installed capacity of 600,000 kilowatts) are included in the planning "14th Five-Year Plan" key implementation projects; Jiangxian County (installed capacity of 600,000 kilowatts) Three reserve projects, namely Yuanqu Phase II (installed capacity of 1 million kilowatts) and Xilongchi Phase II (installed capacity of 1.4 million kilowatts), have been adjusted to the key implementation projects of the “14th Five-Year Plan” plan; Wuzhai (installed capacity of 1.4 million kilowatts) 1.2 million kilowatts) projects are included in the planning reserve projects.
3. Actively promote the preliminary work of pumped storage projects, speed up the approval of key implementation projects, strengthen the management of the whole process of the project, and ensure the safety of project construction and operation. Adhere to the ecological priority, and do a good job in the coordination of project development and construction with the ecological environment.
4. Strictly abide by cultivated land and permanent basic farmland, ecological protection red lines and other spatial control lines, implement the requirements for economical and intensive land use, and coordinate the incorporation of key implementation projects into the “One Map” implementation supervision information system of national land space planning, and give priority to land use in accordance with laws and regulations need. Editor / Xu Shengpeng