Comments attributed to senior figures in the China Electricity Council (CEC) suggest that the Chinese authorities are exploring the large potential hydroelectric capacity found in eastern Tibet

Tibet has a hydro potential estimated at 100,000MW along major rivers such as the Lhasa and the Ni-yang-chu.

India already has interconnection capacity with the neighbouring Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan, but there are plans to jointly set up a larger South Asian regional grid.