13.8 GW Xiluodu hydro plant starts operations in China

Xiluodu Dam, a massive hydroelectricity project in China, is now connected to the country's power grid after a three-day test run. The hydro facility is capable of generating 13,860 MW of renewable energy.

The dam is build across an upper course of the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, and is located near Chengdu, China, the capital of Sichuan province, which has a population of 14 million.

Work on the plant began in 2003. Xiluodu will eventually house 18 turbine generators, though only 13 have been installed thus far, according to HydroWorld. The dam us 912 feet high and 2,297 feet long.

The Xiluodu project, located on the Jinsha River in the central Sichuan Province, will be the world's third-largest hydropower plant after China's Three Gorges and Brazil's Itaipu when fully completed in 2015.

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