The Xiangjiaba Hydropower Plant in South Western China is scheduled to begin generating power in 2012. It is situated on the Jinshajiang River on the border between Yibin County and Shuifu County in Yunnan Province.
It will cost CNY 43.424 billion to build and will have a total installed capacity of 6.4 million kW generating 30.7 billion kWh of power per year. The plant is slated to be the third largest hydropower plant in China after the Three Gorges Project and the Xiluodu Hydropower Plant. According to the Yibin County government the first turbine is expected to begin generating power in 2012. The plant will be fully operational by 2015.