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Long-term cooperation agreement signed for UHV DC project in China [free access]

April 30, 2020

A long-term tripartite cooperation agreement has been signed between the Chinese grid company State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the Shaanxi provincial government and the Hubei provincial government for the North Shaanxi–Hubei ultra-high voltage (UHV) direct current (DC) transmission project. The under construction project marks the first UHV DC transmission project being constructed in the Hubei province, China.


Once put into operation, the project will play a key role in facilitating cross-provincial power exchange and will strengthen the power infrastructure between the Shaanxi and Hubei provinces.


The scope of work in the CNY18.5 billion project involves the construction of 1,137-km-long North Shaanxi–Hubei DC transmission line, with a transmission capacity of 8 GW. The power line will start from the Yulin city (Shaanxi province) and end in the Wuhan city (Hubei province).


The project is scheduled for completion by 2021.