is a large dam under construction on the Jisha River
, a tributary of the Yangtze River
and Yunnan Province
Southwest of China
. It will have 14 generators, each with generating capacity of 1,000 MW for a total generating capacity of 14,000 MW.In terms generating capacity, it will be the second largest hydroelectric powerplant in the world, the same as Itaipu
. When finished,in terms dam volumn, it will be the third largest dam in China and the fourth in the world
Construction of the road to the dam has already started; construction on the dam will start in 2009 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.