The Guangdong or Guangzhou Pumped Storage Power Plant is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station near Guangzhou, Guangdong Proavince, China. Power is generated by utilizing eight turbines, each with a 300 MW capacity, totalling the installed capacity to 2,400 MW. The generated power is sold to China Light and Power customers in Hong Kong. The power station was constructed in two stages, the first four turbines were completed in 1994 and the second four in 2000.

The Guangdong Pumped Storage Power Plant is composed mainly of a lower and upper reservoir and and an underground power station. Water for the system is derived from the Liuxihe River. The lower reservoir has a capacity of 23,400,000 cubic metres (18,971 acre·ft) and is created by a 43.5 metres (143 ft) tall and 153.12 metres (502 ft) long gravity dam composed of roller-compacted concrete. Water from this reservoir is pumped into the upper reservoir which is created by a 68 metres (223 ft) tall and 318.52 metres (1,045 ft) long concrete face rock-fill embankment dam and has a capacity of 23,400,000 cubic metres (18,971 acre·ft) . Water from the upper reservoir can then be re-released down two penstocks towards the power station. The same reversible pumps that moved the water up can now generate electricity. Just before reaching the power station, the two penstocks each split off into four separate branch pipes, each feeding one of the eight reversible 300 MW turbine generators with water. Once power generation is complete, the generators can reverse, pump the water back up to the upper reservoir and resume the process over again.
Guangdong Pumped Storage Power Station
Country China
Locale Guangdong
Status Operational
Construction began Stage I: 1989
Stage II: 1994
Commission date Stage I: 1994
Stage II: 2000

Reservoir information
Upper reservoir Guangdong Upper
Reservoir capacity 24,080,000 m3 (19,522 acre·ft)
Catchment area 5.2 km2 (2 sq mi)
Surface area 1.2 km2 (0 sq mi)
Lower reservoir Guangdong Lower
Reservoir capacity 23,400,000 m3 (18,971 acre·ft)
Catchment area 13.2 km2 (5 sq mi)
Surface area 1.6 km2 (1 sq mi)
Pumped-storage station information
Pump-generators 8 × 300MW
Hydraulic head 535 m (1,755 ft) (max. gross)
Upper reservoir spillways Service, controlled side channel chute
Lower reservoir spillways Service, crest
Lower reservoir spillway discharge 523 m3/s (18,470 cu ft/s)

Power generation information
Installed capacity 2,400 MW