A dam is a structure built across a river either for irrigation, flood control or to produce electricity. Electricity is one major aspect of development because it improves the standard of living, rapid economic growth, and improve industrialization. Electricity today is an indispensable part of our life, if not all, 90% of our appliances are electrically powered that's to show you how electricity is now part of our day-to-day life.
Electricity is one of the easily controlled forms of energy because at the point of production it is produced clean with a renewable method such as water, wind, or sunlight, and at the point of usage is loss-free and environmentally friendly.
Without much words, in this article, I will be showing you the largest hydroelectric dam called the Three Gorges Dam located in China.
When some structures are erected, One would wonder where such ideas come from and you will be amazed when you see the Three Gorges Dam.
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam located in the Chinese province of Hubei, It's built across the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping. With an installed capacity of 22,500Megawatt, it's recognized as the world's largest dam in terms of capacity.
This gigantic piece of engineering marvel was opened for use in 2003 after about 9 years of construction, its 7,661ft in length, 594ft in height, and can hold a water volume capacity of 27.2 million m3.
Even though it was first used in 2003, there was still work going on since it wasn't fully functioning, but the power-producing plants were fully installed and full operation began in 2012.
This incredible feat of engineering demonstrates that China isn't only about tea and temples; it's also home to some of the world's strangest and most congested structures.
Apart from its electricity production, the dam is also used to control floods and navigation of ships.
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