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Map: Major Hydropower in China

China is pushing its renewable energy agenda by investing in hydropower. By 2015, the Chinese government expects that its installed capacity from hydropower will amount to 300,000 megawatts, thus reducing the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Map and graphic © Ball State University for Circle of Blue
China hydropower. Click here for HTML version of China’s Hydropower .

Map and graphic by Mark Townsend, Megan Capinegro, Katelin Carter, and Chelsea May, undergraduate students at Ball State University, with contribution by Nadya Ivanova, a Chicago-based reporter for Circle of Blue. Reach Ivanova at

Additional contributions by Jennifer Turner, Washington, D.C.-based director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Research assistance by Emily Li, Kexin Liu, and Zifei Yang.

  1. respected sir.
    iam prakash from india..first of all i will congrats u for planting such a great and large hydro plant as comared to all over thw world really congratulating u from the bottom of my hearts..
    iam HVAC designer but my future dream is to plant a renewenergy plant and iam interested in wind and hydro enegy please can u reply me with some tips ..i will really great honour to you ..
    thnking you
    prakash G

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