Reservoir Area of Ludila Hydropower Station
Location of Ludila Dam in China
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||120 m (394 ft)|
|Total capacity||1,718,000,000 m3 (1,392,805 acre·ft)|
|Turbines||6 x 360 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||2,160 MW|
The Ludila Dam is a gravity dam on the Jinsha River near Lijiang in Yunnan province, China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it will support a 2,160 MW power station. Construction on the dam began in 2007 and was briefly halted in June 2009 by the Ministry of Environmental Protection after it was being constructed without approval. On 13 June 2013 the dam's first generator became operational. In May 2014 reports surfaced that the dam and been damaged or was structurally unsound, forcing engineers to draw down the reservoir level and leaving the power station inoperable. An estimated 16,900 people will be relocated after its construction.
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