Three Gorges sets annual power generation world record

19 November 2020

The Three Gorges hydroelectric plant in China – the world’s largest hydroelectric plant in terms of installed capacity – has set a new world record for annual power output, China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced.

Power generation this year at the plant reached the 103.1 billion kWh mark at 8:20 a.m. on 15 November, beating the previous world record of 103.098 billion kWh set by Itaipu Dam in 2016.

Earlier this year, when China’s economic and social development was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Three Gorges hydropower plant continued to increase its power output and peak load regulating capacity said CTG, transmitting record clean energy to provinces and cities. 

The Three Gorges hydropower plant has a total installed capacity of 22.5GW, with 32 units of 750MW capacity and two 50MW units. The plant, with a designed annual power output of 88.2 billion kWh, is a major power source for the West-to-East Power Transmission Initiative and North-South Power Exchange Initiative.

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.