Three Gorges Dam sets new annual power generation record for 2020

4 January 2021

China’s Three Gorges dam has set a new world record for annual power generation volume from a single hydropower station, operator China Three Gorges Corporation has announced.

Clean electricity generation for all of 2020 reached 111.795 billion kilowatt-hours as of 12:00 pm Dec 31 at the world’s largest hydropower plant, surpassing the previous world record of 103.098 billion kWh set by Itaipu Dam in South America in 2016.

Earlier in 2020, when China was grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Three Gorges hydropower plant continued to increase its power output and peak load regulating capacity, transmitting record clean energy to provinces and cities such as Hubei, Zhejiang and Shanghai and providing solid energy supplies to the prevention and control of the pandemic and the economic recovery.


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