Gu Junyuan, chief engineer of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC,) said at the State Council Information Office press conference that electricity facilities in most quake-hit areas have been damaged by the devastating May 12 quake in Sichuan province, and the loss has been enormous. Through the emergency repairs made by workers from electric companies, by the May 18, power facilities in the power grids have been essentially restored in Chongqing, Gansu and Shaanxi. The main power grid is operating normally and the electricity load in three provinces is close to or at pre-disaster levels. The power supply has been restored in all nine counties of Longnan, Gansu province. The power supply in the electrified railway traction station of the Baoji-Chengdu railway's Sichuan section has been all restored. The largest electricity load of the hardest-hit Sichuan power grid has also returned to 80 percent of its pre-disaster largest electricity load; in addition to the restoration of more than 85 percent of damaged power facilities. At present, the power supply has not been restored to three counties: Mianzhu, Maoxian, and Wolong.
By People's Daily Online