Precedence is given to the electric-power industry, the major source of power of the national economy.
The State maintains the policy of giving precedence to construction of hydropower stations while carrying on thermal power projects proportionately, and building large-sized power stations by State investment along with small-and medium-sized ones that rely on local resources.
Many hydropower stations of varying sizes have been built, such as the Anbyon Youth Power Station, Nyongwon Power Station, Orangchon Power Station, Unit 1 of the Ryesonggang Youth Power Station and Samsu Power Station.
In April 2016 the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station was built.
Paying close concern to resolving the problem of electricity in building an economic giant, the country is pushing forward the construction of the large-sized Tanchon Power Station and striving for the use of atomic energy.
It is steadily increasing the generation of electricity by using wind power, tidal power, biomass and solar energy, expanding the scope of the use of renewable energy.
Huichon Power Station
The project began in Juche 98 (2009) and finished in April Juche 101 (2012). The Huichon Power Station is a monumental edifice of the era of the Workers' Party, completed by the KPA soldier builders and other people.
It supplies electricity to Pyongyang and different sectors of the national economy.