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The Dagangshan Dam (Chinese: 大岗山水电站) is an arch dam on the Dadu River in Shimian County, Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China. The dam houses a hydroelectric power station with 4 x 650 MW generators for a total installed capacity of 2,600 MW. Construction on the dam began in 2008 and the power plant in 2010. The first two generators were commissioned on 2 September 2015, and the entire project was completed in 2016.[1][2][3][4]

Dagangshan Dam
Dagangshan Dam is located in China
Dagangshan Dam
Location of Dagangshan Dam in China
Dagangshan Dam is located in Sichuan
Dagangshan Dam
Dagangshan Dam (Sichuan)
LocationSichuan Province
Coordinates29°26′55″N 102°13′07″E / 29.44861°N 102.21861°E / 29.44861; 102.21861Coordinates: 29°26′55″N 102°13′07″E / 29.44861°N 102.21861°E / 29.44861; 102.21861
Construction began2008
Opening date2015
Owner(s)Dadu Hydropower Development Co., Ltd
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch
ImpoundsDadu River
Height210 metres (689 ft)
Length610 metres (2,001 ft)
Width (crest)10 metres (33 ft)
Width (base)52 metres (171 ft)
CreatesDagangshan Reservoir
Total capacity724,000,000 cubic metres (586,956 acre⋅ft)
Maximum water depth205 metres (673 ft) (avg.)
Power Station
Commission date2015-2016
Turbines4 x 650 MW
Installed capacity2,600 MW
Annual generation11.43 billion kWh

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  1. ^ "Tendersinfo News". Dadu Hydropower to build Dagangshan Hydropower Development Program. December 14, 2010. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  2. ^ Zhang Chuhan; Jin Feng; Pan Jianwen; Long Yuchuan (October 12–17, 2008). "SEISMIC SAFETY EVALUATION OF HIGH CONCRETE DAMS PART II: EARTHQUAKE BEHAVIOR OF ARCH DAMS: CASE STUDY" (PDF). The 14 th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Dadu Hydropower Dagangshan (大渡河大岗山水电站)" (in Chinese). Power Foo. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Dagangshan hydropower generating units put into operation the first two" (in Chinese). Dagangshan Hydropower. Retrieved 19 February 2016.