Initially the power will come from the Bureisk hydro plant through to 2010 under the first phase of the project which will see China receive 3.6 – 4.3 TWh annually starting from 2008.

From 2010, exports will increase to 18 TWh before a third phase provides for exporting up to 38.4 TWh from 2015, with further growth up to 60 TWh.