Xi Jinping sends a letter to congratulate the first batch of generating units of the Baihetan Hydropower Station on the Jinsha River

Xi Jinping sends a letter to congratulate the first batch of generating units of the Baihetan Hydropower Station on the Jinsha River

Li Keqiang gave instructions to Han Zheng to attend the commissioning ceremony of power generation

The first batch of units of the Baihetan Hydropower Station on the Jinsha River was safely put into operation on the 28th. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission sent a congratulatory letter to express his warm congratulations.

In his congratulatory letter, Xi Jinping pointed out that Baihetan Hydropower Station is a major national project implementing the “West-East Power Transmission”, and is the largest hydropower project under construction in the world today with the most technical difficulty. The world’s largest single-machine capacity of one million kilowatts of hydroelectric generating units has achieved a major breakthrough in my country’s high-end equipment manufacturing. All the builders and all parties carried forward the spirit of excellence, bravely climbing the peak, and selfless dedication, united and cooperated, overcame difficulties, and made contributions to the construction of major national projects. This fully demonstrates that socialism has been built, and that the new era has been achieved through struggle.

Xi Jinping hopes that all builders and all parties will coordinate and promote the follow-up work of Baihetan Hydropower Station, and make greater contributions to achieving the goal of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and promoting the overall green transformation of economic and social development.

Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, issued instructions and pointed out that it is necessary to adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, earnestly implement the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, adhere to the new development concept, and always put quality and safety in the first place. Carry forward the spirit of craftsmanship, strengthen scientific and technological innovation, advance the construction of follow-up projects in a solid and orderly manner, carefully organize the operation and management of power stations, do a good job of follow-up assistance to immigrants, strengthen the protection and restoration of the reservoir area’s ecosystem, and strive to achieve an organic unity of economic, social and ecological benefits. To better promote coordinated regional development, better guarantee national energy security, and better serve the people’s lives and make new contributions.

The commissioning ceremony of the first batch of units of the Jinsha River Baihetan Hydropower Station was held on the 28th in the form of video connection. The main venue was set up in Beijing and the branch venue was set up at the construction site of the Baihetan Hydropower Station.

Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council Han Zheng attended the ceremony at the main venue in Beijing and announced that the first batch of units of the Baihetan Hydropower Station were officially put into operation for power generation. He Lifeng, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and head of the National Development and Reform Commission, read out Xi Jinping’s congratulatory letter and Li Keqiang’s instructions.

Baihetan Hydropower Station is located on the Jinsha River at the junction of Ningnan County in Sichuan Province and Qiaojia County in Yunnan Province. It is developed and constructed by China Three Gorges Corporation with a total investment of 220 billion yuan and a total installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts. A total of 16 global stand-alone units independently developed by my country have been installed. Hydrogenerator set with maximum capacity of one million kilowatts. The main project of the power station was fully started in July 2017. The first two units have been put into operation for power generation, and all units will be put into operation for power generation in July 2022. After the power station is completed and put into operation, it will become the second largest hydropower station in the world after the Three Gorges Project.

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