SoftBank’s Asian Super Grid project to involve six Asian countries

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corporation is undertaking works to implement the Asian Super Grid (ASG) project, which will connect power grids across the six Asian countries of Mongolia, India, Japan, China, Russia and South Korea. The ASG project envisions sourcing electricity from wind farms in Mongolia and solar panels in India. SoftBank is working on a plan to create a multinational power supply network that will evacuate electricity generated in Mongolia and India to Japan, China, Russia and South Korea by using overhead transmission lines and submarine power cables. The total length of the proposed transmission lines and cables involved, including the 600 km submarine cables between China and South Korea, Japan and South Korea, and Japan and Russia, could be as long as 36,000 km. Recently, SoftBank started operating its wind power plant in Mongolia, comprising 25 wind power generators located in the middle of the Gobi Desert.

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