11/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/09/2021 20:27
The installed power generation capacity of the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has reached 101 million kilowatts, with clean energy accounting for about 96 percent of output, representing another step toward its goal of building a world-class clean energy group.
During the critical period of national power supply in China, the fifth megawatt unit of Baihetan Hydropower Station on the Jinsha River and a number of offshore wind turbines in Yangjiang, South China's Guangdong Province have been put into operation, adding new, green momentum to the power supply for this winter and the upcoming spring, analyst said.
As of Monday, the cumulative power generation capacity of Baihetan Hydropower Station hit 10 billion kilowatt-hours, according to a statement released by the CTG on Monday.
Meanwhile, China's first million-kilowatt offshore wind farm located in the South China Sea hit a production capacity of 440,000 kilowatts, with a total installed capacity of 1.7 million kilowatts. The project can provide 4.7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, meeting the annual electricity consumption of around 2 million middle-class households.
Moreover, it can save about 1.5 million tons of standard coal as well as reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 4 million tons each year, compared with a coal-fired equivalent facility.
In September and October, the CTG's power generation capacity reached a record high for the same period in history. In September, the company generated 49.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, contributing 6.7 percent of the country's electricity output with 3.9 percent of the installed capacity.