China begins power grid upgradation for Xiong’an region  

The first batch of power grid projects worth CNY1 billion in the Xiong’an New Area of North China’s Hebei Province, have started construction.                                                           

China announced plans to establish the Xiong’an New Area on April 2017, to relieve Beijing of functions non-essential to its role as China’s capital. To provide the new area with stable and secure electricity supplies, two major 500 kV power transmission and transformation projects are underway to form a looped network in the western and northern parts of the area. China’s largest grid developer, State Grid Corporation of China’s (SGCC) subsidiary, State Grid Hebei Electric Power Corporation Limited, will be undertaking the projects, which it plans to commission by end-2024.