GE links Wudongde hydropower plant to the electricity grid in China

The final unit of GE Renewable Energy’s Wudongde (WDD) hydropower plant has been linked to China’s electricity generation grid and has successfully completed 72 hours of trial operation. 

GE has been responsible for the design, engineering, manufacture, installation monitoring, and commissioning of the six 850 MW turbine generating sets and accompanying equipment for the project. These are few of the world’s biggest units to be utilised in a hydroelectric project, and have a combined capacity of 850 MW. The first unit was linked to the grid in July 2020 and a single unit is expected to be able to power the equivalent of 1.8 million average Chinese households. WDD is the third collaborative large-scale national energy infrastructure project between China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) and GE Renewable Energy. The hydropower facility has a total installed capacity of 10,200 MW and is located in the lower sections of the Jinsha River. The energy produced by the project is expected to save about 12.2 million of conventional coal cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30.5 million tonnes

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