China Southern Grid Electrification Efforts



The China Southern Grid Company aims to have completed the construction of power grids at the county level by 2010, investing a total of USD 7.2 bn for the supply of electricity to 410 000 households through grid extension. At the end of 2008, out of a total of 63 249 administrative villages, only 37 (all located in Yunnan Province) still lacked electricity access, with an access rate of 99.94%. Moreover, out of a total of 47 614 000 rural households 232 800 were without electricity, a rate of 99.51% (State Electricity Regulatory Commission, 2009).

Main Donor

Government of China

Implementing Actor

The Government of China (Government)