|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Arch|
|Height||277 metres (909 ft)|
|Total capacity||17,924,000,000 m3 (14,531,223 acre·ft)|
|Turbines||18 × 725 MW|
|Installed capacity||13,050 MW|
The Baihetan Dam (simplified Chinese: 白鹤滩大坝; traditional Chinese: 白鶴灘大壩; pinyin: Báihètān Dàbà) is a large hydroelectric dam under construction on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River) in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, in the southwest of China. The facility will generate power by utilizing eighteen turbines, each with a generating capacity of 725 MW, totaling the generating capacity to 13,050 MW. In terms of generating capacity, it will be the fourth largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, after the Three Gorges Dam, Itaipu and Xiluodu Dam. When finished, it will be the third largest dam in China and the fourth in the world, in terms of dam volume. Construction on the dam began in 2008 and is expected to be complete in 2019.
- "Baihetan Hydropower" (in Chinese). Baihetan. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
- "A Brief History of Hydropower Development Baihetan" (in Chinese). Baihetan China - Ningxia County Public Information Network. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
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