Saturday, October 4, 2014

More power

The Three Gorges Dam serves several purposes, but the main function is to generate power. Lots of power. It is the world's largest power station in terms of capacity... 22,500 MW to be precise.

It also increases the navigation capacity of the Yangtze above the dam, and controls flooding below the dam.

The project was completed only a few years ago, although there are still some features that are under construction.


  1. This project has fascinated me for years simply because of the sheer size of it. Great shot on what looks like an overcast day.

  2. This is so sharp like the previous image from this site. I'm surprised that you are allowed to take images at a place like this, which is a sensitive and important power station. I was told to stop shooting very clearly when trying to photograph the Hoover Dam

  3. This dam project was under construction when we were there on faculty exchange, but never got to tour the sight. The wish to control flooding on the Yangtze river goes back to the Ming Dynasty. There are many costs to this project which have yet to be taken into account, but of course there are benefits as well.

  4. Nice shot John. I'm sure it must be quite a sight. I've read a lot about it but I can't imagine what it must feel like to actually see it first hand.