Because the project’s flood control capacity doesn’t work.
(November 1, 2012) China’s Three Gorges Dam was not affected by a minor earthquake that struck early Wednesday in Hubei province, say officials, one day after the mega-dam’s mega-reservoir was filled to maximum capacity for the third time since its construction.
(October 26, 2010) The water level at the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest water control and hydropower project, reached its designed highest mark Tuesday.
(September 1, 2010) The flood control capacity of the Three Gorges dam continues to be questioned by analysts and former officials, writes Toh Han Shih in the South China Morning Post.
(August 26, 2010) According to AFP, a top Chinese official says the country’s hydropower plans are about to shift into overdrive.
(March 11, 2010) China is idling as much as 40 percent of its wind-turbine factories following a surge in investment driven by the government’s renewable-energy goals, the vice president of Shanghai Electric Group Corp. said.
(June 22, 2006) Construction of hydropower resources in Yangtze valley will be a “hot spot of state investment in the coming dozens of years,” People’s Daily
Fourteen generating units of the Three Gorges Project, the world’s largest hydropower plant, have passed a 72-hour full operating capacity test, an official in charge of the project said on Sunday.
(October 30, 2006) Fourteen generating units of the Three Gorges Project, the world’s largest hydropower plant, have passed a 72-hour full operating capacity test, an official in charge of the project said on Sunday.
(August 31, 2006) China Huaneng Group, the country’s biggest electricity producer, plans to spend as much as 250 billion yuan (US$31.25 billion) by 2010 to more than double its generation capacity.
(October 8, 2003) Thailand will need additional power generation capacity of 2,146 megawatts by 2011 due to higher-than-expected growth in power demand, a senior electricity official said Wednesday.
(March 29, 2002) China Yangtze Power Co, operator of the world’s biggest hydropower project, produced 8.2 per cent more electricity last year, Shanghai Daily reports.
(January 30, 2001) Power projects with a total installed capacity of 45,874 MW were approved between August and December last year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) revealed, and almost half of it was hydropower.
(October 13, 1999) However, irrespective of the price, Thailand has no need of additional electricity capacity.
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