CHENGDU, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The first two generating units of the world's largest hydropower station under construction has been put into operation, contributing to China's green development and carbon-neutrality goals.
The hydropower station is located on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze River, and straddles the southwestern provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan.
With a total installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts, the hydropower station is equipped with 16 hydro-generating units, each with a capacity of 1 million kilowatts, the largest single-unit capacity in the world.
In the station's underground powerhouse, the first two such units are running steadily, and all units are scheduled to be operational in July 2022, according to China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), which built the station.
Upon completion, Baihetan will become the world's second-largest hydropower station in terms of total installed capacity, second only to the Three Gorges Dam project in the central province of Hubei.