All units commissioned at Wudongde, China

16 June 2021

All twelve 850MW power units at the Wudongde hydropower plant were commissioned on 16 June, China Three Gorges Corporation has announced.

The first units at the 10.2GW plant began operating successfully on 29 June 2020, and with the final units commissioned the project has been completed on schedule.

Wudongde hydropower plant ranks seventh in the world and fourth in China in terms of installed capacity. It is a multipurpose project providing flood protection, inland navigation and promoting local social and economic development in addition to generating clean power.

Wudongde, along with the 16GW Baihaten project, forms the second phase of the four large hydropower projects being constructed downstream of the Jinsha River. The first phase involved the construction of the Xiluodu Hydropower Station and the Xiangjiaba Hydropower Station.

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