January 12, 2009

Tibet Water Tapped for 31GW Hydropower Plant

The Jinsha River - which forms part of the eastern Tibet-Sichuan border has been successfully dammed as part of the giant Xiangjiaba hydropower plant under construction in Sichuan. The power plant will have a generating capacity of 31 Gigawatts when complete in 2015. The power will travel all the way to Shanghai on ultra-high voltage transmission lines currently underdevelopement by the Swedish engineering firm ABB and China's State Grid Corp.

Whether the Xiangjiaba dam figures into the huge 'south-to-north' water diversion project is unknown to this writer.

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