Home / Environment / News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
Part of Three Gorges power line to Shanghai restored
Adjust font size:

A 500 kilovolt power line, an artery passage for the Three Gorges electricity transmission linking Yichang in central China and Shanghai, was restored yesterday after being severed for 37 days.

Electrical workers jubilate after fixing the transmit electricity lines in Lu'an, east China's Anhui Province, yesterday. Yihua Line, an electricity line transferring electric power from Yichang in central China's Hubei Province to Huaxin in east China's Shanghai Municipality, resumed electric transmission after 37 days of power failure due to severe snow disaster.

The power line, which links China's business hub and Yichang, a city in central Hubei Province where the Three Gorges project is located, was functioning on Thursday after breaking down on January 17, according to the Anhui Provicial Power Grid Company.

Restoration of the 435-kilometer line in Anhui will promote power supply and ensure the smooth operation of the economy in country's east, one of China's most dynamic areas, said Yan Shaojun, the company's deputy general manager.

The eastern Anhui Province, one of the worst-hit in the snow disaster, is between Hubei and Shanghai.

In total, four towers collapsed and a 3.6-km line was badly destroyed in breakdown. If not restored in time, transmission from the Three Gorges to east China would be seriously affected.

The Disaster Relief and Emergency Command Center under the State Council said on Monday the State Grid Corporation of China and China Southern Power Grid should expedite efforts to get the electricity back on for all snow-stricken regions by the end of March.

The restoration has reached a challenging stage since the remaining damage is mostly located in remote mountainous areas.

The severe winter weather, the worst in five decades, killed 107 people and caused 111.1 billion yuan (US$15.54 billion) in direct economic loss. In all, 21 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities were affected.

(Xinhua News Agency February 25, 2008)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name

China Archives
Related >>
Most Viewed >>
- Bohai Bay to get 130 bln yuan clean-up
- Drought, snow affect one sixth of China's arable land
- Heavy snowstorms kill 129 in China
- House winter storm victims in four months
- Explore extending weather forecast 10-30 days ahead
- Preliminary construction starts on Sino-Sinapore eco-city
- Beijing, neighboring areas ensure air quality for Olympics
- Extreme weather takes toll on farmers
- Forests' recovery will take decades
- Part of Three Gorges power line to Shanghai restored
Air Quality 
Cities Major Pollutant Air Quality Level
Beijing particulate matter II
Shanghai particulate matter I
Guangzhou particulate matter II
Chongqing particulate matter II
Xi'an particulate matter II
Most Read
- White paper on energy
- Endangered monkeys grow in number
- Yangtze River's Three Gorges 2 mln years in the making
- The authorities sets sights on polluted soil
- China, US benefit from clean energy
NGO Events Calendar Tips
- Hand in hand to protect endangered animals and plants
- Changchun, Mini-marathon Aimed at Protecting Siberian Tiger
- Water Walk by Nature University
- Green Earth Documentary Salon
- Prof. Maria E. Fernandez to Give a Lecture on Climate Change
UN meets on climate change
The UN Climate Change Conference brought together representatives of over 180 countries and observers from various organizations.
Panda Facts
A record 28 panda cubs born via artificial insemination have survived in 2006.
South China Karst
Rich and unique karst landforms located in south China display exceptional natural beauty.
Saving the Tibetan Antelopes
The rare animals survive in the harsh natural environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Laws & Regulations
- Forestry Law of the People's Republic of China
- Meteorology Law of the People's Republic of China
- Fire Control Law of the People's Republic of China
- Law on Protecting Against and Mitigating Earthquake Disasters
- Law of the People's Republic of China on Conserving Energy
State Environmental Protection Administration
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Land and Resources
China Environmental Industry Network
Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base