25 August 2019

High-voltage lines ‘can cut power costs, smog’, paper says

State Grid Corporation of China should be allowed to connect regional power grids with ultra-high voltage (UHV) transmission lines as it would help lower power prices nationwide and reduce smog caused by coal-burning in coastal regions, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday, citing the power distribution firm’s chairman, Liu Zhenya. Liu told a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference that a UHV line linking Xinjiang to Shanghai could result in a kWh price of 10 fen (12 HK cents) to 20 fen, a roughly 25 per cent savings on power sold in Shanghai. “If this is deployed on a big scale, power prices nationwide will come down,” he was quoted as saying.

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