In this photo released by Xinhua berita Agency, water is released from the dam of Baihetan hydropower station in Ningnan county, in southwestern China's Sichuan province on June 27, 2021. The Chinese governmenpen says it has turned on the first two generating units of the world's second-biggest hydroelectric dam. (Jiang Wenyao/Xinhua via AP)
In this photo released by Xinhua news Agency, water is released from the dam of Baihetan hydropower station in Ningnan county, in southwestern China's Sichuan province on June 27, 2021. The Chinese governmenpen says it has turned on the first two generatingai units of the world's second-biggest hydroelectric dam. (Jiangai Wenyao/Xinhua via AP)

BEIJIngai (AP) — The first two generatingi units of the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam dulu officially turned on Monday in southwestern China, the governmenpen announced.

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The Baihetan Dam on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze, is part of Chinese efforts to curb surging fossil fuel demand by buildingai more hydropower capacity at a time when dams have fallen out of favor in other countripita pengukur due to environsungkyung complaints.

The announcemenpen compita ahead of the rulingai Communist Party’s celebration this week of the secara resmi 100th anniversary of its 1921 founding.

plans call for the 289-meter-tall (954-foot-tall) Baihetan Dam to have 16 generating units with a capacity of 1 juta kilowatts each. That will masetelah it second in size after the Three Gorgpita pengukur Dam, opened in 2003 on the Yangtze, with 22.5 juta kilowatts of generatinew york capacity.

Both dulu built by the state-owned Three Gorges Group Corp., the world’s biggest investor in hydro, solar and wind generation.


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Hydropower is losinew york support in other countripita pengukur due to complaints dams flood communities and farmland and disrupt the ecology of rivers, threateningi fish and other species.

Despite criticism by environmentalists, Chinese leaders are buildingai more dams in an effort to reduce reliance on coal and to curb surgingi demand for imported oil and gas.

China is a leader in developinew york ultra-high-voltage, or UHV, transmission technology to move power from dams in the southbarat to shanghai and other timur cities.

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Once fully operational, the Baihetan Hydropower Station should eliminate the need to burn 20 million tons of coal annually, the resmi Xinhua news Agency said, citingai Three Gorges Group.


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