Along 6,380 kilometers, the Yangtze River meanders from the highlands of Tibet across the land, to the East China Sea. The enormous power of China’s longest river is utilized in two locations to generate large amounts of electricity. The Baihetan hydroelectric power plant is the second largest of its kind worldwide. The 298 meter high dam stretches across a deep valley in southwest China, in the immediate vicinity of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, and it generates a total of up to 16,000 megawatts of electricity. One day of operation satisfies the annual energy demand of 500,000 people. The Baihetan plant was opened in 2021, and despite its eco-friendly intentions, it is criticized by environmental groups: its construction is destroying the habitats of rare animals. By the way, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world is also located in China. This three-canyon dam in Hubei province is also powered by the Yangtze River, and it achieves a generator output of 22.5 gigawatts.