The DPRK has boosted the capacity of generating tens of thousands of kW of electric power more by making effective use of various energy sources as suited to the topographical features.
This year alone, a campaign to build medium and small, miniature and super-miniature hydraulic power plants wherever water flows went full steam ahead throughout the country.
In March, the Hamhung Youth Power Station No. 1 with a capacity of thousands of kilowatts was built. And the Orangchon Power Station No. 4, the Hungju Youth Power Station No. 4 and the Ichon Army-People Power Station went into operation one after another.
Ryongdae-ri in Kophung County, Jagang Province is producing electricity by installing a water-wheel generator. The institutions, factories, enterprises and cooperative farms in the province are gaining profits in production and management activities by building over 190 miniature and super-miniature power plants.
Phihyon Power Station No. 2 was built by making use of the Paengma-Cholsan Waterway. By learning from the model of a family in Phihyon County, North Phyongan Province which produces electricity with the water flowing in front of the house, more and more families try to effectively use the rivers and streams in their districts.
The drive to develop and use various energy sources is in full swing.
Pyongyang Municipality has increased the generating capacity by two times as against the previous period by building a separate photovoltaic generating plant involving over 100 units in the area of the Rungna People’s Recreation Ground. Many other units are generating and using electricity by themselves, and transmitting over 70 thousand kWh of their surplus power to the national electric power grid.
A lot of units and households across the country are positively introducing the solar power generation system.
This year, South Hwanghae Province established a generating system on the basis of gasification of rice chaff and thus increased the generating capacity by means of biomass up to over 2 200 kW.