China renewables program includes 18 small hydro projects

The China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program (CRESP) plans to seek bids for equipment and services to build or refurbish 18 small hydroelectric projects in China’s Zhejiang Province.

CRESP was formed by China’s National Development and Reform Commission to help implement renewable energy development and investment, including hydropower. (HNN 3/12/07) It has received financing of US$86.33 million from the World Bank for follow-up to Phase 1 of CRESP.

The program plans to seek bids for goods and services for building or rehabilitating 18 small hydro plants in Zhejiang Province and to build a 100-MW wind farm at Huitengxile in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The government plans to seek international bids and encourages localization of design and manufacture of renewable energy equipment as well as technology transfer.

Prospective bidders who want to be included on a mailing list for invitations to bid on the hydro project work are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Deputy Director Ge Hangdong, Zhejiang Hydropower Development Management Center, No. 7 Meihuabei Road, Hangzhou 310009 China; (86) 571-87826539; Fax: (86) 571-87828575; E-mail:

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