Grouped Hydropower Plants
Chongqing, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces
Funder and supplier
South Pole Group
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Social Carbon
Typical countryside in South-Western China
Scattered across rural Southwest and South Central China are the 95 small-scale, run-of-river hydrostations that make up the project. These small-scale hydropower stations provide enough renewable electricity to supply more than half a million Chinese homes. This helps to ensure remote communities have a reliable electricity supply.
The hydro power means that communities now have electricity 24hrs a day
The project displaces electricity generated by grid-connected fossil fuel-based power plants. Since commissioning, the hydropower project has reduced 369,000 tonnes of CO2 on average every year.
As well as helping finance the small hydropower plants, the revenue from carbon offsets has funded several community-based activities such as a sustainable agricultural training programme, a public library, eco-education programmes for children and hydropower station safety training.