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China begins building largest hydropower station in Tibet

Oct 07, 2014    

Beijing China has started building its largest hydropower station over the Yalong river in Tibet on Monday to tap the rich water resources in the southwest of the plateau.The hydropower station, which straddles the Yalong River in Sichuan's Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture, has an installed generating capacity of three gigawatts with a total reservoir capacity of 10.8 billion cubic metres, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.The first generator is expected to come into service at the end of 2021 and the entire station is to be completed in 2023.The Yalong is a tributary of the Yangtze Riv...

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