On 25 April 2016, the Hydropower and Rural Electrification Development Bureau of the Ministry of Water Resources hosted an expert consultation meeting for the Water Conservancy Industry Standards -‘Green SHP Evaluation Standards’. The meeting served to review and provide expert consultation on the results thus far of the compiled Standards.
In total seven expert representatives from the Ministry of Water Resources, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Xiaolangdi Water Control Project Construction and Management Bureau, Power Construction Corporation of China, Hubei University of Technology, and Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute attended the meeting.
The Hydropower and Rural Electrification Development Bureau of the Ministry of Water Resources is the managing agency of the Standards. Mr. Xing Yuanyue presided over the meeting. The International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) is the organization chiefly responsible for compilation of the Standards. Prof. Liu Deyou, Managing Director of ICSHP, reported on the status of the Standards and work progress. Prof. Cheng Xialei, Director General of ICSHP, Mr. Chen Dayong, Deputy Chief of Hydropower and Rural Electrification Development Bureau of the Ministry of Water Resources, Prof. Liu Heng, Deputy Director of Hydraulic Research Institute and members of the Standards compilation committee were present.
At the meeting experts agreed on the crucial need for the Standards. Formulation of the Standards will guide and benefit management standards for Chinese rural hydropower resource development, as well as promote Chinese green small hydropower construction and pilot work.
The Standards evaluation content includes four categories for environment, social, management and economic considerations, divided into 14 key factors and 21 evaluation indicators, including: appropriate equipment installation, selection criteria, basic installation indicators, proper evaluation methods, and a holistic framework.
Experts carried out in-depth discussions to address several issues with key features of the Standards; raised detailed proposals, and several constructive suggestions to guide next step revision work. In summary the meeting achieved its expected results.