The dam is the fourth largest in China. The 10.2GW Wudongde project is located in the lower reaches of the Jinsha River in Yunnan Province. It will feature 12 x 850MW Francis machines.
Wudongde, along with the 16GW Baihaten project, forms the second phase of the four large hydropower projects being constructed downstream of the Jinsha River. The first phase involved the construction of the Xiluodu Hydropower Station and the Xiangjiaba Hydropower Station.