The Three Gorges project, the world's largest hydro power project, generated 49.2TWh of electricity in 2006, Chinese state media reports.

About 298Bm3 of water flowed through the Three Gorges dam in 2006, down 33.9% from the average figure in previous years.

In 2006, the Three Gorges Project Corporation signed contracts with the State Power Grids to pre-sell nearly 300TWh of electricity to the State Power Grids for the 2006-2010 period.