China approves series of hydropower plants

29 Nov 2010

The Chinese government has announced plans to implement several new hydropower projects.

As it states on the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China has approved the construction of a 2.6 gigawatt (GW) hydropower project in the Sichuan province, according to Reuters.

The move comes as no surprise as the Chinese government has recently pledged to increase the amount of non-fossil fuels in its overall primary energy use to 15pc by 2020 in order to meet carbon targets.

The NDRC also said it has approved two more hydropower operations – the Guan’di hydropower station (2.4GW) and the Tongzilin hydropower project (600 megawatt)– by September.