Ertan Hydropower Station--Sichuan
- Description: Ertan Hydropower Station is situated in Sichuan Province, it is 30 km from the exit of Yalong River. Ertan Hydropower Station is China’s largest hydropower station completed in the 20th century
Ertan Hydropower Station is situated in Sichuan Province, it is 30 km from the exit of Yalong River. Ertan Hydropower Station is China’s largest hydropower station completed in the 20th century. Ertan Hydropower Plant is a modernized power plant established in the principle of “high starting point, high quality, high level, and high efficiency”. Since commissioning of its first unit in 1998, Ertan Hydropower Plant has developed into a modern power plant with high efficiency and scientific management.
Construction of Ertan Power Station created several “No. Ones” in China and in the world, which are:
No. ones in China:
China’s first high dam exceeding 200m. With a height of 240m, it accomplished a big leap from 150m to 240m.
China’s largest group of underground caverns and tunnels (also the largest in Asia).
China’s largest power plant built in the 20th century (with a total capacity of 3,300MW).
China’s largest unit capacity of 550MW, realizing a big leap from 335MW to 550MW.
China’s first hydropower project fully open for international competitive bidding.
No. ones in the world:
A project for which the World Bank provided the largest loan as a single project.
The total load of 980 tonnes taken by the dam and the designed spillway capacity of 22,480 m3/s are the largest among high dams in the world.
The cross section of the diversion tunnels (23m high by 17.5m wide) is the largest in the world.