New power unit starts operation at China's major hydropower station

Xinhua| Updated: June 1, 2022

A new power-generating unit in Baihetan hydropower station in southwest China passed a 72-hour trial operation Monday and started formal operation, according to the hydropower station.

The operation of the No. 5 unit marks the eighth power-generating unit that has gone operational, out of a total of 16 units constructed in the mega project. The station has a total installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts.

The Baihetan hydropower station is located on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze River. It transmits electricity from the resource-rich west to energy-hungry regions in east China, marking a major step in the country's utilization of clean energy.