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Tibet's main power grid covers 59 counties

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2016-11-28

It is reported on Nov. 14 that the 110-kv electric transmission and transformation project has been put into service in Shantsa County of Nagqu, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. At the moment, there are 59 Tibet’s counties covered by main electric power grid. It is a good beginning of rural power grid construction in 13th Five-Year Plan, lying a solid foundation for realizing the goal that Tibet’s 74 counties will have access to a stable power supply by 2020.

In recent years, with the support from the central government, Tibet’s rural electric power grid develops rapidly, addressing problems like substandard voltage and insufficient power supply in farming and pastoral area. As of the end of 2015, Tibet’s main power grid had covered seven cities and prefectures, as well as 58 counties. However, compared with the demand of Tibet to build a prosperous society in an all-round way and to win battle against poverty, there are some problem existing in farming and pastoral area, such as unreliable poverty supply and low quality of electricity.

Previously, Shantsa County had a small hydropower station that consists of three generators with a capacity of 1,500 kw to supply electricity. By the end of 2015, there was only one 500-kw generator, which only met the demands of a few farmers and herdsmen.

With an investment of 295 million yuan, 110-kv electric transmission and transformation project, one of key Tibet’s rural power grid construction items in the period of 13th Five-Year Plan, started construction on Nov. 20 of 2015. The new line goes through 211 kilometers and has a transmission capacity of 10,000 kva.

Since the operation of the new power grid project, more than 1,400 local households in Shantsa have enjoyed the reliable electricity. It is also provide the goal of building a prosperous society in an all-round way in Shantsa County with safe and reliable electricity.

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