China's Wudongde hydropower station had generated 38.91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity by 4:15 pm Dec 30, 2021, reaching its designed annual power generation capacity.
The power amount equals that generated by burning of 11.86 million metric tons of standard coal, and represents a reduction of carbon dioxide by 32.39 million, relieving both power shortages and pollution.
A major part of the country's west-east power transmission program, the station has an installed capacity of 10.2 million kilowatts and twelve 850,000-kW hydro-generator units. It contributes to high-quality development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The station is currently the largest of its kind to be managed by China Southern Power Grid.
Liu Chunxiao, manager assistant of the dispatching department of the company, said that operation of the multi-terminal ultra high voltage flexible direct current project that transmits power from the Wudongde hydropower station to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area improved the station's maximum power transmission capacity to 58 million kW.
(Executive editor: Niu Yilin)