Why in news ?
Recently, China has put into operation the Baihetan Dam, world’s Second Biggest Hydropower Dam.
- The Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower dam in the world and is also along China’s Yangtze River. It began operations in 2003
About the Dam:
- It is on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze (the longest river in Asia).
- It has been built with a total installed capacity of 16,000 megawatts.
- It will eventually be able to generate enough electricity each day once to meet the power needs of 5, 00,000 people for an entire year.