The first Chinese hydro generators with a capacity exceeding one million kilowatts will be operational by 2020, said Cheng Yongquan, deputy general engineer of the China Three Gorges Corporation.

The research for the construction of these generators will be completed by the end of the year,” he told to Xinhua news agency.

The generators will be installed at plants in Wudongde and Baihetan on the Jinshajiang River, upstream of the Yangtze River.

The ability of both plants will total 20 million kilowatts while. Research suggests that installing these powerful generators will bring many social and economic benefits.

Currently, generators hydraulic one million kilowatts are the most powerful in the world. In China, the generators do not exceed 700 000 kilowatts.

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