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China plans to add 6 million kilowatts of installed rural hydropower capacity in 13th Five Year Plan

In a recent press conference, Rural Electrification Bureau of Ministry of Water Resources Rural Hydropower and Electrification Development, Deputy Director Xu De Zhi, stated China’s plans to increase rural hydropower installed capacity by 6 million kW within the 13th Five Year Plan period. Plans include the increased efficiency and refurbishment of over 3000 plants constructed before 2000. Furthermore, a rural small hydropower poverty reduction project will be launched.

According to statistics, China has built more than 47,000 rural small hydropower stations, with an installed capacity greater than 75 million kW (equivalent to that of Three Gorges Dam) and annual generation capacity at more than 2,300 billion kWh, accounting for about one-fourth of China’s annual power generation capacity.  In the 12th five year period China’s rural hydropower investment totaled RMB 140 billion, among which RMB 13.8 million came from central government investments, more than five times that invested during the 11th five year period.

Deputy Director Xu De Zhi pointed to growth in the problems and bottlenecks facing rural hydropower development. While China has tapped 58.6% of its SHP potential, surpassing 80% in eastern provinces, technical difficulties have increased. Factors restricting SHP development include: land acquisition compensation, substantial increase in labor costs, ecological impacts, and resettlement issues. With regards to local ecological impact, some projects lack a strict environmental protection and soil conservation implementation system, resulting in harmful environmental impacts from construction. Part of the problem lies in excessive development of river water resources, leading to reduced water flow that affects ecosystems and productive water uses downstream.


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