(ECNS) -- Two generating units of the Baihetan hydropower station, the world's largest under construction, begun generating electricity on Monday.
Located on the upstream branch of China's Yangtze River, the Baihetan hydropower station straddles southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.
It has a total installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts, the second biggest next to the Three Gorges after its completion.
The Baihetan project is expected to meet the electricity demand of more than 100 million people per day after in full operation.
It will save approximately 19.68 million tons of standard coal and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 51.6 million tons a year.
Essential to China's West-East Electricity Transmission Project, all of its units will be in full operation in July 2022 as scheduled.