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China to focus on developing smart grid

09 Jul 2015

China plans to build a safe and environmentally friendly smart grid system by the end of the decade as it moves to promote the expansion and accessibility of clean energy.

The National Development and Reform Commission has announced that China will build long distance transmission and active power distribution networks to fully utilise hydro power, wind and solar.

The country’s grid is currently not strong enough to sustain the power being produced, so China will accelerate the construction of micro grids and promote the development of energy sources that don’t require transmission lines.

China’s growing clean energy resources are driving the growth and demand for a smarter grid system. The nation has pledged that by 2030, 20% of its energy will be from renewables and nuclear power.