Date
15 December 2017
China's Three Gorges project has seen its power output top 200 billion kilowatt hours, more than twice the annual electricity demand of Beijing city. Photo: Bloomberg
China's Three Gorges project has seen its power output top 200 billion kilowatt hours, more than twice the annual electricity demand of Beijing city. Photo: Bloomberg

Three Gorges power output hits new high

China’s Three Gorges Project, the world’s largest hydropower venture, has seen its total electricity output exceed 200 billion kilowatt hours (kwh) this year, state media cited the operator as saying Monday.

The output marks a historical high and is more than twice the electricity demand of Beijing, China Three Gorges Corporation (STGC) said in a press release, according to Xinhua news agency.

Beijing city’s electricity consumption in 2013 stood at 91.3 billion kwh.

STGC said it has maintained a good balance between power generation and other functions, such as flood control, navigation, drought relief and water supply.

With a series of new generators put into operation this year, the project’s total installed power generation capacity has topped 50 million kilowatts of clean energy including hydropower, wind power and solar energy, according to the report. 

STGC wants to double its generation capacity to more than 100 million kw by 2020, which will make the company the world’s top producer of clean energy, chairman Lu Chun was quoted as saying.

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