China Village Electrification Program

The China Village Electrification Program (Song Dian Dao Cun) is a scheme to provide renewable electricity to 3.5 million households in 10,000 villages by 2010. This is to be followed by full rural electrification using renewable energy by 2015.

The total program is expected to cost in the region of US$5 billion, and solar generated electricity is expected to play a major role. Small hydro and wind power are also likely to be employed. The Program follows on from the smaller China Township Electrification Program which ended in 2005.

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