China’s Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. announced progress August 27 in the development of the 48-MW Luoze River Two-Level hydroelectric projects.
Datang, China’s second-largest listed electricity provider, said government authorities granted approval for construction of Luoze in China’s Hengjiang region.
The firm said construction is to begin within the current year on Luoze’s two hydroelectric plants totaling 48 MW.
Datang reported its consolidated operating revenue for the six months ending June 30 was 15.4 billion renminbi (US$2 billion), a year-on-year increase of 42.26 percent. During the year, Datang’s power generation from all sources totaled 56 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 35.54 percent.
Datang intends to generate 20 percent of its total power output via hydro by 2010 from about 2 percent in 2006. (HNN 5/8/07) In 2006, it announced it would form a joint venture with Chinese partner Ganzi Prefecture Gantou Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. to build and operate two hydropower projects in Sichuan Province totaling 3,400 MW. (HNN 6/19/06)