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Xinjiang electricity transmission volume surges over 40 pct in Q1

Release time:2020-04-16 11:19
source:Xinhua
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URUMQI,April7(Xinhua)--NorthwestChina'sXinjiangUygurAutonomousRegionhastransmittedarecord20.61billionkWhofelectricitytootherregionsinthefirstquarterof2020,surging40.8percentyearonyear,saidtheStateGrid'sXinjiangbranchTuesday.

Theincreaseisattributedtothelaunchofanultra-highvoltagepowertransmissionprojectextendingover3,000kmfromXinjiangtoeastChina'sAnhuiProvince,whichcontributedover40percentofthetotalamountoftransmittedelectricity,accordingtothecompany.

Xinjiangisrichincoalandwindpowerresources.AccordingtotheXinjiangElectricityTradingCenter,Xinjiangnowtransmitselectricityto19otherChineseregions,manyofthembuyselectricityfromXinjiangasaformofeconomicsupporttotheregion.

In2019,theregiontransmittedover71.2billionkWhofelectricitytootherregions,1.4timesthatofthepreviousyear.