NBS Good Practices from Chinese Government: Green Small Hydropower Construction in Zhejiang Province

China (2019)

According to the decision-making arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on promoting green development and the energy revolution, Zhejiang Province vigorously promoted the construction of green small hydropower, giving full play to the role of small hydropower in protecting the ecological environment and promoting energy conservation and emission reduction. Since 2017, Zhejiang Province has successfully created 38 small green hydropower stations, ranking first in the country. It is currently innovating to create a basin-type “green small hydropower”. Zhejiang Province promoted the construction of rural hydropower ecological demonstration zones and completed the construction of 34 demonstration zones.