Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Power Generation
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Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Power Generation

As an important part of the largest water conservancy project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam will have power generation, navigation, flood control, environment protection and some other benefits after it completed. Among these Three Gorges Dam benefits, the power generation is one of the most import benefits. The electricity of Three Gorges Hydropower Station can be transmitted to other cities in China, which will be helpful for economy development. And the strong generation capacity of Three Gorges Hydropower Station can be useful for environment protection.

Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Power Generation Capacity

The total installed capacity of Three Gorges Hydropower station is 18,200,000 KW, while annul power generation capacity is 84.7 billion KWH. To count based on 0.18 to 0.21 KWH, the annual income of electricity sales can reach 18.1 billion RMB to 21.9 billion RMB. It not only can repay the principal and interest of loan, but also can contribute large amount of tax to state.

The Three Gorges underground hydropower station is located on the right bank of Three Gorges Dam. It generates power with waster water, which can greatly improve the utilization of Yangtze River water resource. After the 6 machines in underground power station put into operation, adding the 26 machines set on the left bank and right bank of the dam, the total installed capacity of Three Gorges Hydropower Station can reach 2. 250 million KW and annual largest power generation capacity can reach 100 billion KWH.

Three Gorges Dam Benefits - Three Gorges Transmission System Project

The Three Gorges Transmission System Project was important project of national energy which approved by National People's Congress in 1992. The total investment to this project is 34,859 million RMB. The transmission route is 6519 kilometers long, which cross over about 160 County-level Administrative Regions in central China, east China, South China, and Southwest China. It was praised as the AC-DC hybrid transmission system with largest scale and most complex technique. Until the end of 2010, Three Gorges Power Transmission Project had safety send out 44923 billion KWH, which is the power generation capacity of 16.2 billion tons coal. Until March, 2011, the Three Gorges Power Station Transmission Project completed after 20 years argument and construction.As an important part of the largest water conservancy project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam will have power generation, navigation, flood control, environment protection and some other benefits after it completed. Among these Three Gorges Dam benefits, the power generation is one of the most import benefits. The electricity of Three Gorges Hydropower Station can be transmitted to other cities in China, which will be helpful for economy development. And the strong generation capacity of Three Gorges Hydropower Station can be useful for environment protection.

 

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