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.