Three Gorges Dam

By Global Times – Agencies Source:Global Times – Agencies Published: 2013-10-20 23:08:03

The Three Gorges Dam, the country's largest hydropower project, has generated more than 700 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity since it started operation a decade ago, news portal reported Sunday, citing data from China Three Gorges Corporation.

As of 10 am Saturday, the total electricity output of the project amounted to 700.835 billion kilowatt-hours, equivalent to one-seventh of the country's total power consumption last year, the report said.

From 2003 to 2012, the Three Gorges Dam has generated over 629.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. In 2012 alone, it set a record by generating 98.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to 14 percent of the country's total hydroelectric power output last year, according to the report.

Generating electricity is one of the Three Georges Dam's three major functions, with the other two being flood control and navigation.

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