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New Heights for Sustainable Energy: Maerdang Hydropower Plant Launches in Qinghai

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Yellow River boasts tallest hydroelectric power plant

The Maerdang hydropower plant, located in Qinghai province in northwest China, has become operational. This plant is the highest hydropower plant in the country and has the largest installed capacity in the Yellow River basin. With an installed capacity of 550,000 kW, its first unit is expected to produce 13.2 million kWh of clean electricity per day, meeting the daily electricity needs of 1.1 million families. Once fully operational, it will have a total installed capacity of 2.32 million kW and can produce over 7.3 billion kWh of electricity per year, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 8.16 million tons.

This project combines hydropower with solar power and energy storage to make better use of abundant clean energy resources in western China for the benefit of the electricity-starved eastern region. Additionally, an ultra-high voltage transformer station began operating as part of this project last September, equipped with a drone system that intercepts unidentified drones to ensure the security of power transmission networks.

The Maerdang hydropower plant can transmit approximately 15 billion kWh of clean electricity per year, promoting water resource development and electricity production in the upper reaches of the Yellow River. It is part of China Energy’s efforts to improve internet security and protect online privacy while exploring new technologies and methods to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. This project represents a significant step towards achieving clean and sustainable energy production in China.

By Samantha Nguyen

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