China Small Hydropower
Dachunhe Sanji 6MW Hydropower Project in Yunnan Province
Most of the electricity in China comes from coal power, which accounted for 66% of the electricity generation mix in 2016. Decarbonising electricity generation around the world is a key step in tackling climate change.
The Dachunhe Sanji hydro project utilizes water resources from the Dachunhe River to generate electricity, which will be delivered to the China Southern Power Grid without CO2 emissions.
The project is a newly-built small run-of-river hydropower project with a total installed capacity of 6 MW. There is no reservoir or submerged area near the Project since it consists of a diversion dam with a river diversion tunnel. The purpose of the project is to utilize the water resources to generate clean electricity, and achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by displacing an equivalent electricity supplied by Central China Power Grid, which is predominantly powered by fossil fuel-fired power plants.
The project is expected to supply over 26,000 MWh of power to the grid each year.
The project owner is involved in various CSR activities, such as donations to the red-cross, donations of schoolbooks to a local school, and also planting indigenous trees in the local environment.
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