Top planner urges power corporations to prepare for Shanghai Expo, Asian Games

07:51, March 31, 2010      

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top planning agency, has asked power generators and grid corporations to ensure secure power supplies to the Shanghai World Expo and the Asian Games 2010.

In a document posted on its official website Tuesday, the commission urged grid operators, including State Grid Corporation of China and China Southern Power Grid, and major power producers, including China Huaneng Group, China Datang Corp., China Huadian Corp. and China Guodian Corp., to work with local governments to plan supplies.

The commission did not provide details of what was required in the plans.

The NDRC gave priority to safeguarding power supplies for urban and rural households during the summer peak season.

Parts of the country might suffer from power shortages due to uncertain factors, said the statement. It did not elaborate on the shortages or their causes.

The NDRC asked grid operators to accept all power output from renewable energy sources and prioritize grid connections for large hydropower stations, nuclear plants and generators that produce both power and heat, according to the document.

The World Expo 2010 is going to be held in Shanghai from May 1 to Oct. 31. The 16th Asian Games will run from Nov. 12 to 27 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province.

Source: Xinhua
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