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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: China’s State Grid unveils ultra-high-voltage power line plans

State Grid Corp of China, China’s major power grid operator, plans to build a network of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) power transmission lines by 2020, linking major energy production bases with the nation’s power-guzzling regions […]

State Grid Corp of China, China’s major power grid operator, plans to build a network of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) power transmission lines by 2020, linking major energy production bases with the nation’s power-guzzling regions.

Liu Zhenya, president of State Grid, told China Daily that in order to improve the country’s power transmission capacity, the company will complete the construction of a network of UHV lines in northern, eastern and central China during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).

“UHV lines are able to send more electricity over longer distances more efficiently than conventional lines”, said Liu. “The accelerated development of such projects fits well with the needs of China’s power industry.”

The capacity of UHV lines can reach as much as 1,000 kilovolts (kV). China’s major power lines currently have a capacity of 500 kV.

via State Grid unveils ultra-high-voltage power line plans.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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