Baihetan Hydropower Station

Baihetan Hydropower Station

Baihetan Hydropower Station is located in Ningnan County, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province and Qiaojia County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province. It is the second cascade power station developed in the lower reaches of the Jinsha River. It has the main power generation, flood control, sand blocking, and improvement Comprehensive benefits such as downstream shipping conditions and development of navigation in the reservoir area.


Project Introduction

Baihetan Hydropower Station is located in Ningnan County, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province and Qiaojia County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province. It is the second cascade power station developed in the lower reaches of the Jinsha River. It has the main power generation, flood control, sand blocking, and improvement Comprehensive benefits such as downstream shipping conditions and development of navigation in the reservoir area.

The normal water level of the reservoir is 825 meters, and the corresponding storage capacity is 20.6 billion cubic meters. The Baihetan Hydropower Station is equipped with 16 self-developed hydro-generator units with a global single-unit capacity of a maximum power of 1 million kilowatts, with a total installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts [71]. The annual average power generation is 60.24 billion kWh. The power station plans to officially start the main project in 2013, and the first batch of units will generate electricity on June 28, 2021. [44][122] In August of the same year, Unit 7 of Baihetan Hydropower Station successfully passed 72-hour trial operation and was officially put into commercial operation. [32][90] After the completion of the Baihetan Hydropower Station, it will become the second largest hydropower station in China and the second largest hydropower station in the world after the Three Gorges Hydropower Station. It can meet the daily electricity demand of about 75 million people a year and can replace about 19.68 million tons of standard coal., Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 52 million tons. [81][96]

On December 20, 2022, all 16 million kilowatt hydro-generating units of Baihetan Hydropower Station were put into operation for power generation, marking the completion of the world's largest clean energy corridor on the Yangtze River in China.