Guandi Dam

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Guandi Dam
Guandi Dam is located in China
Guandi Dam
Location of Guandi Dam in China
Location Sichuan Province
Coordinates 27°49′17″N 101°53′10″E / 27.82139°N 101.88611°E / 27.82139; 101.88611Coordinates: 27°49′17″N 101°53′10″E / 27.82139°N 101.88611°E / 27.82139; 101.88611
Status Under construction
Construction began 2010
Opening date 2012
Owner(s) Ertan Hydropower Development Company
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity, roller-compacted concrete
Impounds Yalong River
Height 168 metres (551 ft)
Elevation at crest 1,334 metres (4,377 ft)
Creates Guandi Reservoir
Total capacity 760,000,000 cubic metres (616,142 acre⋅ft)
Normal elevation 1,330 metres (4,364 ft)
Power Station
Commission date 2012-2013
Turbines 4 x 600 MW
Installed capacity 2,400 MW

The Guandi Dam (simplified Chinese: 官地大坝; traditional Chinese: 官地大壩; pinyin: Guāndì Dàbà) is a gravity dam on the Yalong River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province Southwest of China. It supplies water to four hydroelectric generators, each with generating capacity of 600 MW. The total generating capacity of the project is 2,400 MW. Construction started on October 20, 2010 with a ground-breaking ceremony.[1][2] On February 9, 2012 the dam began to impound the reservoir and the last of the four generators were commissioned on 28 March 2013.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Guandi and Tongzilin hydropower stations at Yalong River start construction". State Development and Investment Corps. October 20, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Guandi Hydroelectric Project". Ertan Hydropower Development Company. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hydropower construction Parade Crown land. Yalong River Hydropower Station ConstructionHydropower construction Parade Crown land. Yalong River Hydropower Station Construction" (in Chinese). Power Foo. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hydropower Station all four generating units put into operation" (in Chinese). State Power Information Network. Retrieved 1 May 2013.