China builds world's biggest power grid: report
Sep 23, 2003 - Press Release -
China has set up the biggest power
grid in the world with a combined installed power
capacity of 140 million kilowatts, and a span of
4,600 kilometers across 14 provinces and municipalities,
Beijing Daily reported on Sep.22.
China's two important power grids,
the North China Power Grid and Central China Power
Grid, were successfully connected on Friday for
the first time, and the interconnected grid operated
smoothly, according to the report.
The interconnected power grid outstrips
the Far East Power Grid in Russia in capacity, the
newspaper said, citing sources from state-owned
North China Power Group which runs the North China
The sources said the connection of
the two grids will help the power sector to optimize
its electrical power resources, enable the two grids
to support each other in distribution of electricity,
and improve operation safety of the power grids.
The two grids are capable of transmitting
200,000 to 600,000 kilowatts of electricity to each
he connection was made possible thanks
to a 210-km, 500-kv transmission line, which links
the Xin'an Transformer Substation of the North China
Grid in Handan City, Hebei Province in north China,
with the Huojia Transformer Substation of the Central
China Power Grid in Xinxiang City of Henan Province,
central China, according to the newspaper.