Tingzikou Dam

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Tingzikou Dam
Tingzikou Dam is located in China
Tingzikou Dam
Location of Tingzikou Dam in China
Country China
Location Cangxi County
Coordinates 31°49′24″N 105°52′07″E / 31.82333°N 105.86861°E / 31.82333; 105.86861Coordinates: 31°49′24″N 105°52′07″E / 31.82333°N 105.86861°E / 31.82333; 105.86861
Status Operational
Construction began 2009
Opening date 2013
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Jialing River
Height 116 m (381 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Tingzikou Reservoir
Total capacity 4,067,000,000 m3 (3,297,171 acre·ft)
Power station
Commission date 2013-2014
Hydraulic head 73 m (240 ft) (rated)
Turbines 4 x 275 MW
Installed capacity 1,100 MW
Annual generation 3.2 billion kWh (est.)

The Tingzikou Dam is a gravity dam on the Jialing River downstream of Guangyuan in Cangxi County, Sichuan province, China. The purposes of the dam is flood control, irrigation, hydroelectric power production and navigation. The dam supports a 1,100 MW power station and a 500-ton ship lift.[1] The project was approved in October 2009 and after being shelved for 50 years. Construction began soon thereafter and the river was closed-off in January 2010.[2] The dam began to impound its reservoir in May 2013 and the first generator went online in August.[3][4] On 20 March 2014 the third generator was commissioned and the fourth and final on 29 April 2014.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ "Jialing Tingzikou Hydropower Station electrical and mechanical equipment installation and commissioning works tenders" (in Chinese). Sohu. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jialing successful closure of the main pavilion port power station construction in full swing" (in Chinese). Tencent. 2010-01-24. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jialing Tingzikou Dam impoundment". Best News. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Voith to provide hydropower for Tingzikou successful operation of the first unit" (in Chinese). Voith. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sichuan Tingzikou 500 kV power transmission project feasibility study report issued review comments" (in Chinese). China Electric Power Development Association. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Guangyuan pavilion port power generating units into the installation phase" (in Chinese). Guangyuan Life Network. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tingzikou Jialing River Hydropower Station Unit 3 was put into commercial operation" (in Chinese). Hubei China News. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jialing River Hydropower Station Tingzikou all put into power generation" (in Chinese). Guangdong Hydropower Engineering Society. Retrieved 19 November 2014.