China's power grid operator to cut carbon emissions with smart grid technologies
Apr 22 , 2010 - Xinhua
China's State Grid, the nation's biggest power grid operator, said it would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10.5 billion tonnes over the next decade by applying smart gird technologies, the China Daily reported Tuesday.
The move would contribute over 20 percent to the government's carbon reduction target, the newspaper reported citing an environmental development report from the State Grid.
China announced last November it would cut the intensity of carbon emission by 40 to 45 percent per unit of GDP by 2020 against 2005 levels,
The company said it would start the large-scale building of the smart grid in 2011, and the project was scheduled to be completed by 2020, according to the newspaper.
The smart grid could send electricity a longer distance with less waste, compared with conventional power transmission technology, the newspaper reported citing Bai Jianhua, a researcher with the energy research institute under State Grid.
The power grid operator said it would also increase the proportion of clean power, including hydropower, nuclear power, wind power, solar power and pumped water storage power, by 28.4 percent of all installed power capacity in 2020, according to the newspaper.