China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced it has hoisted the runner for one of its 1GW hydraulic generators on the right bank and began dry commissioning on two power units on June 4 as it gets ready to put the first batch of power units into operation in July at the Baihetan hydropower project.

To date, four power units have finished dry commissioning and 10 runners have been hoisted. With 16 generators, Baihetan hydropower plant will have an installed capacity pf 16GW, making it the second largest hydropower plant in the world once its commissioned. 

CTG has scheduled the first batch of units to be commissioned by July 1, 2021, with all units by July 2022.