Liyuan Dam

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Liyuan Dam
Liyuan Dam is located in China
Liyuan Dam
Location of Liyuan Dam
Location Border of Yulong County and Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province
Coordinates 27°39′42″N 100°17′24″E / 27.66167°N 100.29000°E / 27.66167; 100.29000Coordinates: 27°39′42″N 100°17′24″E / 27.66167°N 100.29000°E / 27.66167; 100.29000
Construction began 2008
Opening date 2014
Construction cost 16.2 billion RMB ($2.4 billion USD)
Dam and spillways
Impounds Jinsha River
Height 155 m (509 ft)
Creates Liyuan Reservoir
Total capacity 727,000,000 m3 (589,388 acre·ft)
Catchment area 220,000 km2 (84,942 sq mi)
Surface area 14.73 km2 (6 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2014-2015
Type Conventional
Turbines 4 x 600 MW
Installed capacity 2,400 MW

The Liyuan Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Jinsha River on the border of Yulong County and Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province, China. The dam will have an associated hydroelectric power station with a 2,400 MW power station containing 4 x 600 MW generators. Construction on the river diversion for the dam began in 2008.[1][2] It began to impound its reservoir in November 2014 and on December 28, 2014 the first generator was commissioned.[3][4]

The 155 m (509 ft) dam will withhold a reservoir of 727,000,000 m3 (589,388 acre·ft), of which 209,000,000 m3 (169,439 acre·ft) will be active or "useful" storage. Normal reservoir level will be 1,618 m (5,308 ft) above sea level with a minimum of 1,602 m (5,256 ft). The catchment area for the reservoir in the upstream basin is 220,000 km2 (84,942 sq mi) while the reservoir surface area will be 14.73 km2 (6 sq mi).[5]

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  1. ^ "Liyuan Hydropower Project in Yunnan Province Alstom obtained the contract - Alstom - Electrical Industry". FrBiz. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jinsha River Dams". International Rivers. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Liyuan hydropower impoundment under a success" (in Chinese). Northwest China Hydropower Survey and Design Institute Advisory Group. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Liyuan Hydropower Design Institute, the first unit of supervision success and power generation" (in Chinese). Yangtze River Water Resources Network. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Liyuan Hydropower" (in Chinese). Baidu. Retrieved 9 January 2011.