Three Gorges power plant generates 8.6 bln kwh of electricity
( 2004-01-03 15:54) (Xinhua)
China's Three Gorges hydropower plant, with six generating units now in
operation, had generated 8.6 billion kwh of electricity by the end of 2003.
The first generating unit went into operation in July 2003, and another five
were put into use successively. The plant plans to commission four more
generating units in 2004.
Situated in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the plant is designed to
have a total of 26 generating units with each having an installed capacity of
When all units are in operation, expected by 2009, the plant will be able to
generate 84.7 billion kwh of electricity annually.