China to Add 100GW of Hydropower Over Ten Years

26 August 2010 (Last Updated August 26th, 2010 18:30)

China plans to add another 100GW of hydroelectric power capacity across the country over the next ten years. China's National Energy Administration head Zhang Guobao told Sina Finance that the country will invest about RNY1 trillion ($146bn) over the next five years under an accelerated

China plans to add another 100GW of hydroelectric power capacity across the country over the next ten years.

China's National Energy Administration head Zhang Guobao told Sina Finance that the country will invest about RNY1 trillion ($146bn) over the next five years under an accelerated period of building dams.

Currently, China has reached 200GW of capacity in hydropower, according to Guobao.

China aims to raise the proportion of non-fossil fuels in its total primary energy mix to 15% by 2020, with hydropower generating at 9%.