The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric river dam that spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China. It is the world's largest electricity-generating plant of any kind.
The dam body was finished in 2006. When the whole project is completed, it will contain 32 main generators, each with a capacity of 700 MW. Except for a planned shiplift, all of the originally planned components of the project were completed on October 30, 2008, when the 26th generator was brought into commercial operation.Six additional generators in the underground power plant are being installed and are not expected to become fully operational until around 2011. The total electric generating capacity of the dam will then reach 22,500 MW.