Kajiwa Dam

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Kajiwa Dam
Kajiwa Dam is located in China
Kajiwa Dam
Location of Kajiwa Dam in China
LocationKajiwa, Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province
Coordinates28°42′47.50″N 100°53′15.68″E / 28.7131944°N 100.8876889°E / 28.7131944; 100.8876889Coordinates: 28°42′47.50″N 100°53′15.68″E / 28.7131944°N 100.8876889°E / 28.7131944; 100.8876889
Construction began2008
Opening date2014
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, concrete-face rock-fill
ImpoundsMuli River
Height171 m (561 ft)
Length323 m (1,060 ft)
Total capacity375,000,000 m3 (304,000 acre⋅ft)
Kajiwa Hydropower Plant
Coordinates28°39′39.96″N 100°55′12.88″E / 28.6611000°N 100.9202444°E / 28.6611000; 100.9202444
Commission date2015
TypeConventional, diversion
Turbines4 x 110 MW, 2 x 6.2 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity452.4 MW

The Kajiwa Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Muli River near Kajiwa in Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province, China. Preliminary construction (roads, bridges, foundation work) on the dam began in 2008 and construction on the 452.4 MW power station began in August 2011. The dam began to impound its reservoir in December 2014. The first 110 MW unit was commissioned on 16 March 2015. The power station was expected to be fully operational by the end of 2015.[1][2] To operate, water from the dam is sent to a power station about 6 km (3.7 mi) downstream.[3][4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kaji baby Muli River Hydropower Project appraisal of the first stage of the successful completion of water safety" (in Chinese). Hydro China. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Muli River Kaji baby first unit power plant (110,000 kilowatts) put into operation" (in Chinese). China Huadian Group. Polaris power grid. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Four Chuan Kaji baby hydropower is expected to run the entire 2014" (in Chinese). Polaris Power Network News. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Huadian Sichuan Mulihe Kajiwa Hydropower Project" (PDF). United Nations CDM. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Kaji Wa Station 3 # 4 # base ring, scroll smoothly lifting" (in Chinese). Hunan Hydropower. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
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