10 of 16 units operating at Baihetan, China

10 August 2022

Unit 7 of the Baihetan hydropower station was put into commercial operation on 2 August after successfully passing the 72-hour trial operation, meaning 10 of the 16 units planned for the plant are now operational.

Baihetan project is located on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze River, and has produced 34.5 billion kWh of electricity to date. With a total installed capacity of 16GW, the project will generate an average of more than 62.4 billion kWh of electricity annually, benefiting about 75 million people. 

The clean energy it has generated is equivalent to saving 19.63 million tonnes of coal and reducing 51.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

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