50% of units in operation at Baihetan, China

6 June 2022

Unit 5 of the 16GW Baihetan hydropower station in southwest China has passed a 72-hour trial operation and started formal operation, meaning that half of the 16 power-generation units in the project are now in operation.

Located on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze River, the hydropower station transmits electricity from the resource-rich west to energy-hungry regions in east China, marking a significant step in the country's utilization of clean energy. Up to now, it has produced over 26.9 billion kWh of electricity.

Once complete, the project will generate an average of more than 62.4 billion kWh of electricity every year, sufficient for the annual electricity consumption of approximately 75 million people once fully operational.

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