The “County Hydropower Construction of National Rural Electrification” programme of the Ministry of Water Resources seeks to build a total of 400 high-standard rural hydropower electrification systems in 400 counties, thereby providing electricity to 880 000 people without electricity and to 4.85 million people with insufficient electricity provision by 2010. Moreover, water authorities are responsible for building small hydropower stations to replace conventional energy sources for cooking and heating, supplying 1.7 million rural households (around 6.77million people). The goal is to ensure electricity access to at least 99.9% of China (Chen Lei, 2009).
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