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China's third-largest hydropower station in full operation

English.news.cn   2014-07-10 20:13:59

CHENGDU, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China's latest hydropower station started full operations on Thursday in the border region of southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, according to its operator, China Three Gorges Corporation.

The Xiangjiaba hydropower on the Jinsha River in Sichuan's Yibin County and Yunnan's Shuifu County has a capacity of 6.4 megawatts - eight generating sets of 800,000 kilowatts each, the world's biggest per-unit capacity. The station can generate 30.9 billion kwh of electricity a year.

Xiangjiaba is the country's third-largest station after the Three Gorges and Xiluodu.

Editor: Yang Yi
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