By the end of November, the first power grid in Xizang Autonomous Region had transmitted 8.767 billion kWh of inbound electricity and 5.677 billion kWh of outbound electricity, directly creating 1.457 billion yuan ($228.73 million) of economic benefit to the local economy, according to the official WeChat account of the State Grid on Sunday.
December 9 was the 10th anniversary of the power grid.
Three power transmission lines of the Sichuan-Xizang power grid, middle Xizang power grid and Ngari Prefecture power grid represent the highest and most difficult to construct grid build in a highly varied natural environment.
By the end of 2020, the power grid had reached major villages and towns in 74 counties in Xizang, with annual power usage volume of Xizang rising from 2.041 billion kWh in 2010 to 8.911 billion kWh in the first months of 2021.
With the boost of a stable power supply, Xizang's GDP in first three quarters of 2021 hit 144.035 billion yuan, nearly three times of Xizang's GDP in 2010. In Ngari Prefecture, the power grid also improved the local business environment.
By the November 30, 2021, the number of registered entities in the area reached 14,658 and the total registered capital value reached 22.042 billion yuan, year-on-year increases of 35 percent and 64 percent, respectively.