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Major hydropower station on Yangtze River generates 600b kWh of clean energy

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-08-03 15:43
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Aerial photo taken on July 30, 2021 shows a view of the Gezhouba Dam on the Yangtze River in Yichang, Central China's Hubei province. About 600 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy was generated in the past 40 years since the dam was put to use on July 30, 1981. [Photo/Xinhua]

WUHAN - The Gezhouba hydropower plant on the Yangtze River, China's longest river, has produced nearly 600 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy since it began operations 40 years ago.

Located in the city of Yichang, Central China's Hubei province, Gezhouba is the first large-scale hydropower station on the Yangtze River and has a total installed capacity of approximately 2.74 million kilowatts, according to the China Three Gorges Corporation.

With a total investment of nearly 4.85 billion yuan (about $750 million), the construction of the hydropower station began in December 1970 and was completed in December 1988.

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