China’s SGCC commences operations at 800 kV UHV project

State-owned Chinese transmission system operator State Grid Corporation of China has commenced operations at the $3.31 billion, ±800 kV Jarud–Qingzhou ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission line in China. The 1,228 km UHVDC line connects Jarud village in Inner Mongolia to Qingzhou in eastern Shandong province. It is the first UHVDC project in Inner Mongolia and will link the power grid in northeast China with load centres in Shandong. It will supply surplus electricity directly to a load centre in Qingzhou to boost wind power consumption in nearby regions.

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