Wudongde Dam

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Wudongde Dam
Wudongde Dam is located in China
Wudongde Dam
Location of Wudongde Dam
Official name 乌东德坝
Location China
Coordinates 26°20′02″N 102°37′48″E / 26.33389°N 102.63000°E / 26.33389; 102.63000Coordinates: 26°20′02″N 102°37′48″E / 26.33389°N 102.63000°E / 26.33389; 102.63000
Construction began 2014
Opening date 2020
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Jinsha River
Height 240 m (787 ft)
Total capacity 7,600,000,000 m3 (6,200,000 acre·ft)
Power station
Commission date 2018-2020 (est.)
Turbines 12 × 725 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 8,700 MW

The Wudongde Dam (simplified Chinese: 乌东德坝; traditional Chinese: 烏東德壩; pinyin: Wūdōngdé Bà) is a large hydroelectric dam currently under construction on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, southwest China. The dam will generate power by utilizing 12 turbines, each with a generating capacity of 725 MW, totalling the generating capacity to 8,700 MW. Construction began in 2014, the first generator is scheduled to be commissioned in 2018 and the entire project completed in 2020.[1][2][3][4]

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