Aug 05, 2008

Beijing Promises Stable Water, Power Supply for Olympics

Games will consume an estimated 340,000 cu meters of water every day

Beijing's power and water supply capacity will adequately meet the demand during the upcoming Olympics, an official said Aug. 4.

“We are able to ensure safe and stable supply of energy and water during the Olympics," Liu Zhi, spokesman for the Beijing Olympics, said during a press conference in the 2008 Beijing International Media Center.

Beijing's transformer substations report a joint capacity of 50.12 million kva and are fully capable of dealing with the estimated maximum electricity consumption of 14.6 million kW in summer, according to Liu.

It is estimated that the games will consume 340,000 cu meters of water every day in addition to the 2.4 million cu meters of the city's regular daily consumption.

He said Beijing's tap water plants provide 2.95 million cu meters of water each day, which is enough for the total water demand during the sports event.

In addition, coal, oil and gas stocks are also abundant.

"We have worked out schemes to cope with possible power supply emergencies and have conducted drills," Liu said.

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