With its large population and booming growth, the ever-increasing demand for energy in China requires constant developments of sustainable energy sources that can facilitate a move away from China’s dependence on coal.
Located on the Du River in Hubei Province of China, this project generates clean electricity through a hydropower station with an installed capacity of 500MW. Thanks to the project, the local community can rely on renewable energy sources and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels as the main source of power generation, while the environment is spared from 782,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions on average per year.
The project activities have also contributed to provide improved local transportation and communications systems, employment opportunities, as well as enhanced investments in the local area which has benefited the local economy.
More information on the project can be found on South Pole’s website.