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China's Clean Energy Corridor: Powering Through Cold Waves with 276B kWh Surge, Reducing CO2 Emissions by 200M Tonnes

The world's largest clean energy corridor along China's Yangtze River produced over 276 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, reducing coal consumption and carbon dioxide emissions significantly. The corridor consists of six mega hydropower stations, with a total installed capacity of around 71.7 million kilowatts. The corridor's average annual clean energy output of about 300 billion kilowatt-hours can meet the electricity consumption needs of over 300 million people.

As China faces a strong cold wave and an increase in national electricity load, power companies are working tirelessly to ensure a safe and stable supply of electricity. In this endeavor, the world's largest clean energy corridor along China's Yangtze River has played a crucial role.


Last year, this impressive corridor produced over 276 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, marking a 5.34 percent increase compared to the previous year. This significant growth is equivalent to reducing standard coal consumption by approximately 83 million tonnes and lowering carbon dioxide emissions by more than 200 million tonnes.


The clean energy corridor, which consists of six mega hydropower stations, was completed in December 2022. The Baihetan hydropower station, located in the upper section of the corridor, is now fully operational. The other five stations along the corridor include Wudongde, Xiluodu, Xiangjiaba, Three Gorges, and Gezhouba power stations.


With a total installed capacity of around 71.7 million kilowatts, these six hydropower plants transmit electricity from the resource-rich west to energy-consuming regions in the east. The corridor's remarkable efficiency allows it to generate electricity from a single drop of water six times, resulting in an average annual clean energy output of about 300 billion kilowatt-hours. This impressive capacity is enough to meet the annual electricity consumption needs of more than 300 million people.

 
  • The world's largest clean energy corridor along China's Yangtze River produced over 276 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, reducing coal consumption and carbon dioxide emissions significantly.

  • The corridor consists of six mega hydropower stations, with a total installed capacity of around 71.7 million kilowatts.

  • The corridor's average annual clean energy output of about 300 billion kilowatt-hours can meet the electricity consumption needs of over 300 million people.


Source: CGTN

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