Three Gorges project to get four generators each year
( 2003-11-23 10:46) (Xinhua)
Four electricity generators will be installed each year from 2004 to 2009 at
the Three Gorges Project, the world's biggest water conservation project, on the
middle reaches of the Yangtze River.
Liu Kuanghua, chief accountant with the Yangtze River Three Gorges Project
Development Corporation, disclosed the information at an on-going national
meeting on water control and power generation, in Guiyang, capital of southwest
China's Guizhou Province.
Five power generators have gone into operation at the Three Gorges Project
and another is expected to be connected to the power grid before the end of this
year, Liu said.
Begun in 1993 and expected to be completed in 2009 at an estimated total cost
of 180 billion yuan (21.8 billion US dollars),the Three Gorges Project will have
26 generators, each with a capacity of 700,000 kw.
The Three Gorges Project began to pay dividends this year, alsoplaying an
important role in flood control, power generation, navigation, water diversion
and environmental protection.
This year alone, it is expected to supply 6,130 million kwh of electricity to
southwest China's Chongqing Municipality and the central China and east China