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What China’s ‘unprecedented’ grid means for U.S. renewables

June 25, 2020 by Isabel Welling

(Source: E&E News) China’s grid engineers, plotting a route for a massive new transmission line to feed Shanghai’s insatiable electricity appetite, faced a historic barrier in their land — the Yangtze River. Spanning the crowded river with transmission towers and lines was too dangerous, so the giant State Grid Corp. of China (SGCC) went underneath it just west of Shanghai with a 3-mile tunnel carrying six first-of-a-kind gas-insulated 1,000-kilovolt direct-current power lines, each of them larger than anything in the United States. Read full article…

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