BEIJING, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The first phase facilities of Tibet's largest thermal power plant started production on Saturday to help relieve the winter power shortage on the chilly plateau.
To bridge a 30 percent of gap between demand and supply in the region, the China Huaneng Group, the nation's leading power generator, invested 300 million yuan in building up contingency projects in Lhasa and Ngari.
The first phase facilities of Tibet's largest thermal power plant started production on Saturday to help relieve the winter power shortage on the chilly plateau. (Xinhua Photo)
The projects involved nine sets of diesel generators with a capacity of 100,000 kilowatts in Lhasa and 10,000 kilowatts in Ngari.
After the first four sets of equipment start working, the other five will function as of the Lunar Spring Festival and the Tibetan New Year, or Losar, which will fall on Feb. 14, the company said.
All the facilities will be transferred to the Tibet Autonomous Regional Government after the project is completed. By then, Lhasa will not suffer blackout anymore.
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The Lhasa Transitional Power Supply Project, undertaken with the aid of the China Huaneng Group, a State-run comprehensive energy group, is expected to play an active role in easing power shortages in Lhasa this winter. Full story