China completes wind power transmission project
Nov 6, 2012 - English.news.cn
BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- An expansion project for a power converter station
that will allow power to be transmitted from northeast China to north China has
been completed, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) said Tuesday.
The project will allow the station to transfer up to 3 million kilowatts of
power, making the station the world's largest direct-current back-to-back power
station, the SGCC said.
The expansion will improve northeast China's ability to transfer power to
grids in the cities of Beijing, Tianjin and Tangshan and improve the allocation
of wind power generated in the northeast, the company said.
Northeast China has abundant wind sources. The company has predicted that
the region's installed wind power capacity will eventually reach 24.34 million
kilowatts, accounting for more than 17 percent of its total installed capacity.