Five more hydro power stations are to be built by 2015 on the Wujiang river, which flows through Guizhou Province in southwest China.

The proposed hydro stations are Hongjiadu and Suofengying – 600MW each, Goupitan – 3000MW, Silin – 1120MW, and the 1000MW Shatuo station. Goupitan, the largest to be built on the Wujiang river, will go into operation in 2009, and construction of the Silin and Shatuo power stations are slated to begin in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

The 1037km long Wujiang river, with a fall of 2124m, has a runoff of 53.4Bm3. As one of China’s 12 major water power bases, the river has a reserve of power totalling 18.47MkW, ranking sixth in China.