Third generating set starts trial operation at Three Gorges' underground power station

16:51, July 12, 2011      

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The third generating set (No.30) in the Three Gorges' underground power station started a trial operation that will last 72 hours on July 10, 2011, which marked the start of the generator's countdown to linking to the grid.

The trial is a comprehensive test before the generating set is put into operation. Most of the mechanical and electronic malfunctions will be found during the 72-hour trial. After confirming everything is in good condition, it can start formal operation.

The No. 30 generating set is the last one in the first phase of the Three Gorges' underground power station. It has a power of 700,000 kilowatts.

According to plan, the generating set will be put into operation in the middle of July 2011.

By People's Daily Online

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