BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China plans to connect the power
grids of the southwestern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou and
increase the power transmission capacity of Sichuan and Shaanxi
provinces, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
said in a statement on Tuesday.
The move comes as the world's top power consumer strives to
reform its power system and to reduce power transmission
barriers between provinces to boost energy consumption.
The NDRC aims to transmit at least 20 gigawatts (GW) of
power from Sichuan and 13 GW of power from Yunnan to the nearby
provinces by the end of 2020, drawing on hydropower projects in
the two provinces.
(Reporting by Muyu Xu and Beijing Newsroom; Editing by
First Published: 2017-10-24 09:41:15
Updated 2017-10-24 09:49:39
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