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State Grid expects huge synergies from 450bn yuan infrastructure investment


A new report says that China needs to add more storage capacity and to make its grid more flexible.
China has developed a power grid service driven by artificial intelligence that can cut delays caused by blackouts, which are said to be rare in Chinese cities. But a new report says that China needs to add more storage capacity and to make its grid more flexible. AFP file photo.

(ATF) – China’s power distributor State Grid Company expects to see huge synergies from an initial 450 billion yuan ($64.28 billion) infrastructure investment plan.

The Beijing-based company said the social investment that would be generated by the cash injection would be at least 900bn yuan in the medium term.

In an interview with China Electronics News Agency (CENA), State Grid spokesman Zhang Zhengling said the total overall social benefit would reach 1.3 trillion yuan. 

Among the projects targets would be extra-high voltage infrastructure, which would cost 181.1bn yuan. That would can effectively drive social investment of 360bn yuan and an eventually 541.1bn yuan.

Start Grid, the world’s biggest utility, is restructuring its operations, jettisoning its manufacturing and real estate businesses to concentrate on its core competencies, Asia Times Financial reported. The move will involve the divestment of units including Luneng Group and State Grid ZTE Corporation.

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