State Grid powers economic, social transformation of Tibet

Updated: November 08, 2019
Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region only had a small power station which produced about 90 kilowatts installed capacity of power before 1959, and the power utility was limited to a small number of nobility class, reported China Tibet News.
By the end of 2018, an integrated energy system dominated by hydropower and complemented by multi-energy was set up in the region, according to the Tibet Power Company of the State Grid.
The region's total installed capacity of power reached 3.32 million kilowatts currently. The region's current electricity consumption is 6.9 billion kilowatt-hours.
Presently, the power supply in Tibet has been grid-connected with those in Qinghai and Sichuan, the region's 64 counties are linked to the state grid, and more than 2.78 million people in the region benefit from the power consumption.
In 2015, the region for the first time realized the plan of transmitting power to other provinces via the Qinghai and Sichuan power grids channels, and the Tibet power grid has done an accumulative total power transmission of 4.4 billion kilowatt-hours by now.