Gelantan Dam

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Gelantan Dam
Gelantan Dam is located in China
Gelantan Dam
Location of Gelantan Dam in China
Country China
Location Honghe/Jiangcheng
Coordinates 22°42′08″N 102°03′27″E / 22.70222°N 102.05750°E / 22.70222; 102.05750Coordinates: 22°42′08″N 102°03′27″E / 22.70222°N 102.05750°E / 22.70222; 102.05750
Status Operational
Construction began 2006
Opening date 2008
Owner(s) Yunnan Datang International Lixianjiang River Basin Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity, roller-compacted concrete
Impounds Lixian River
Height 113 m (371 ft)
Length 466 m (1,529 ft)
Dam volume 1,200,000 m3 (1,569,541 cu yd)[1]
Total capacity 409,000,000 m3 (331,582 acre·ft)
Catchment area 17,170 km2 (6,629 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date 2007-2008
Turbines 2 x 120 MW Francis-type
1 x 150 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 390 MW

The Gelantan Dam (戈兰滩) is a gravity dam on the Lixian River, bordering the counties of Honghe and Jiangcheng in Yunnan Province, China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a 390 MW power station. Construction began in 2003, the river was diverted in 2006 and the first generator was commissioned in 2007, the last two in 2008. It is the sixth dam in the Lixian River cascade.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "RCC Dam Database". Malcolm Dunstan & Associates. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Li Xianjiang Gelantan Hydropower" (in Chinese). Yunnan Electric Times. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yun Nan Gelan Hydropower" (in Chinese). Reddy Nanjing High-tech Co., Ltd. Retrieved 31 December 2011.