China Already Building Asia Super Grid

Any “Asia Super Grid” idea will have a big part of the infrastructure run through China.

And China is right now leading in the deployment of HVDC (high voltage direct current) power lines.

As Jeff St. August just wrote at Greentechmedia, China plans to invest $80 billion in the technology up to 2015, as part of a $269 billion investment plan for the Chinese grid. They want to get 40,000 kilometers of new HVDC power lines in that timeframe. Thanks to this Tweet by Desertec for the link.

While the plans of Masayoshi Son for an “Asia Super Grid” involving also massive renewable energy from Mongolia are in early stages right now, China is going ahead with massive investments in the grid already right now.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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