Big hydropower station to use domestically made equipment
Chengdu: The world’s second largest hydropower station, Baihetan, in southwest China, will use Chinese turbines. Baihetan is on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze, straddling the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
With an installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts, the dam is expected to generate more than 60 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year, equal to about two-thirds of Beijing’s consumption in 2015.
It will have 16 turbines, each with a capacity of a million kilowatts, said Tu Yangwen, director of an equipment installing team of the China Three Gorges Corporation, the Baihetan project owner. He added that he would seek public support for a tougher stance over the Korea Peninsula issue.