Mongolia allows import of electricity from China
Jun 10, 2011 - Xinhua - energycentral.com
The Mongolian government has permitted the company that invests in Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining project to build an electricity line to import electricity from China, local media reported Wednesday.
The Mongolian government also tasked Mongolian Mineral Resources and Energy Minister D.Zorigt to oversee the construction of a new power plant that will provide electricity for the mega Oyu Tolgoi project.
The investor company involved with the Oyu Tolgoi project has asked the Mongolian government to help build electricity lines to provide energy for short-term need.
The matter was expected to be discussed at a Mongolia-China consultative meeting of minerals and energy sectors scheduled for May 30-31 in Beijing, Mongolia's Montsame agency said.
The Mongolian government is making efforts to prepare to build a new power plant in the south Gobi region and has set up a working group to choose the location.