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More hydropower for city as network opens

SHANGHAI will receive more electricity from renewable sources than any other city in the world now that a power transmission network in Sichuan Province has begun operation, Shanghai Electric Power Co Ltd said yesterday.

With the world's first 800-kilovolt ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) power transmission network, the environmentally friendly hydropower from Sichuan is being sent to Shanghai.

Shanghai Electric, the city's power supplier, said the transmission network was expected to bring more than 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to the city annually at maximum capacity, which could meet the demand of more than 19 million households for one year.

The network is not operating at maximum capacity as Xiangjia Dam Hydraulic Power Station, the starting point of the line, was still under construction, a Shanghai Electric official said.

"The power right now is from other plants in Sichuan," the official said.


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