The first phase of Tibet’s largest thermal power plant has started production to help relieve the winter power shortage on the chilly plateau.

China Huaneng Group has invested 300 million yuan in building up contingency projects in Lhasa and Ngari, to bridge a 30% gap between demand and supply in the region, reports China Tibet Online.

The projects involve using nine sets of diesel generators with a capacity of 100,000kW in Lhasa and 10,000kW in Ngari.

All the facilities will be transferred to the Tibet Autonomous Regional Government after the project is complete, according to the report.