[SCIE web news, April 14th, 2017]With the thin fog of this cool morning, G2 students were setting of to the Huizhou Pumped Storage Power Station which is about two hours’ ride from Shenzhen. After the jolt of this long journey, we finally arrived there at about 10:30 a.m. As we got off the bus, our attention was totally attracted by the beautiful view of the large dams. Along with the breezing wind, the stone bridge over the lakes looks faint and mysterious which seems like waiting for you to go and explore the unknown worlds behind it.
As we were divided into two groups of the whole visit, the first group was led to visit the factory workshops at first while the second group was listening to the commentator. After the brief introduction of the operating processes of this power station, we've seen the microcosmic models of its entire factory and offices inside the buildings. We’ve also watched the introductory documentary which briefly explains the development history of this power station.
Later on, after putting on the safety helmet, we were led to visit the core workshops inside the factory. We then understood the specific procedures of how the electricity and power is produced by the gravitational potential energy of the water, the advantages of locating right here in Huizhou and how the workers there manage to operate the machines and to react quickly and calmly in face of the emergencies such as the sudden widespread blackout.
Before having the buffet in the nearby hotel, we were given some time of visiting and taking photos with the wonderful natural view of the lower storage reservoir.
At noon, we had a great time chatting and having tasty meals in the Minghu Hotel’s restaurant.
In the afternoon, the bus took all of us straight up the mountains and we got a free time playing around the higher storage reservoir. The fresh air blew on our face with the drizzle slightly patting on our shoulders. We spent a wonderful and lovely afternoon with the well-protected nature here.
After this visit, we learned a lot about the electricity power station and this kind of participatory, hands-on experience really outstrips any kind of traditional classroom textbooks. It is suggested that students can get more chances and firsthand experience like this in the future.
（Reporter ／Jasmine Oicture／Jasmine Ellen）