Meiya Power Company (MPC) of Hong Kong, China, has announced that its Fushi hydro power plant commenced full commercial operation on 28 June 2001. The power generated by the 54MW plant, which is located on the Rongjiang river, will supply the needs of the Guangxi region. MPC has 70% ownership interest in the project. The first and second units became operational in April and October 2000 respectively.

MPC was formed in late 1995 and is owned by PSEG Global of the US, the Asian Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and Hydro-Quebec International of Canada (HQI).

• Meanwhile, China has started work on the Longtan hydro project in the Guangxi region. The project is expected to take eight years to reach completion, with first generation expected in 2007.