Live: Explore world’s second largest hydropower station in the making

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    Baihetan Hydropower Station, located on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze River, straddling Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, is the world’s second-largest after the Three Gorges Dam project in the central province of Hubei in terms of installed capacity. The construction kicked off in 2013 with the first set of its plant’s units is estimated to start generating electricity on July 1. It will have a combined installed capacity of 16 gigawatts once fully operational in 2022 and will be able to produce 62,443 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year. Join CGTN at the site to witness this mega project in the making as the station enters its final leg of construction.

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    In This Story: Yangtze

    The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It rises at Jari Hill in the Tanggula Mountains and flows 6,300 km in a generally easterly direction to the East China Sea.

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