Two homegrown impulse turbines, each with a maximum capacity of 500 megawatts, will be installed at the Datang Zala Hydropower Station in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
China Datang Corporation Ltd., organizer of the research and development team of the turbines, made the announcement Friday at an event advancing the project.
Independently developed by China, the turbines can better utilize the high water head on the Yuqu River, where the power station is located.
The main section of the Datang Zala Hydropower Station started construction on Friday.
The power station is scheduled to be put into operation in 2028.
It has a total installed capacity of 1.015 million kilowatts and a designed annual power generation capacity of 3.946 billion kilowatt hours.
Once completed, it can save 1.3 million tonnes of standard coal each year, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3.42 million tonnes.
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