Energy Industry



Gansu has an abundance of renewable energy resources. Hydroelectricity is generated at several locations. A renowned facility is the installation at Liujiaxia Gorge along the Yellow River, above Lanzhou. In addition, there is considerable solar power potential in the province, areas of which receive an average of up to 2,900 to 3,300 hours of annual sunshine. Wind power also has great potential with much of the province buffeted by strong, prevailing winds, which are ideal for generating electricity.