Date
11 December 2017

State Grid eyes ultra high voltage grids to cut smog, paper says

The State Grid Corporation of China has proposed the use of ultra-high-voltage grids to cut air pollution from coal-burning power plants, the National Business Daily reported Monday. Liu Zhenya, president of the state-owned company, said the new technology could help reduce pollution from airborne particles 2.5 microns or less, or PM2.5, in the central and eastern regions by 12 percent in 2015 and 28 percent in 2020, from 2010 levels. State Grid said it plans to invest more than 380 billion yuan (US$61.89 billion) in grid construction this year, one-third of which will be budgeted for ultra-high-voltage grids, the report said.

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