China’s Wudongde hydro project starts generating power

China’s Wudongde hydropower project has begun generating electricity after a trial run, marking the opening of the latest in a series of dams at the upper reaches of the Yangtze river.

The Wudongde project began construction in late 2015 and will be fully completed by the second half of 2021. The project has more than 10 GW of planned capacity. The scheme is part of a cascade of six major hydropower plants constructed by Three Gorges Project Corporation on the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze.      

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