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Report Says China Leading Power Transmission Line Additions to 2020

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Update time : 2016-06-03 10:10:01

The key reasons behind increasing transmission line lengths include a rising electrification ratio, the need for new electricity infrastructure and power generation capacity growth. China will increase its transmission lines from almost 1.150 million Ckm to 1.594 million Ckm over the forecast period, at a CAGR of 6%. This will be driven primarily terminal by the country’s effort to connect supply and demand centers, which are spread across different regions. China’s power generation capacity is expected to increase by 51% between 2014 and 2020, from 1,371 Gigawatts (GW) to 2,073 GW.

The country will add 299 GW of thermal, 145 GW of hydro and 125 GW of wind power capacity during the period. The increase in power capacity will also contribute to future transmission line additions. During the 2009-2014 period, China’s electricity losses from Transmission and Distribution (T&D) totaled 6%. Due to its energy resources insulation piercing connector being located far from the southern and eastern load centers, and as a logical choice for keeping T&D losses low over long distances, the country decided to invest in ultra-high voltage transmission, with construction due for completion this year.

However, the analyst adds that connectivity is a major obstacle for T&D projects in China and the grid is fragmented into six dead end clamp regional clusters. The country is therefore looking to develop wide-ranging, cross-regional interconnections and is moving towards a nationwide, interconnected grid system. Major countries include China, India, Germany, UK, US, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The report provides on power market indicators such as installed capacity, generation, electricity exports and imports, consumption and T&D losses.

The study provides key T&D statistics such as line capacity, line length, number of substations and investments. The report provides information on key upcoming transmission projects, interconnection projects, key stakeholders and major government initiatives Key developments, improvement areas, and observations on the market are highlighted in the report.

The research provides detailed analysis of global transmission and distribution market with a focus on countries from different regions. Countries covered in the study are China, India, Germany, UK, US, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Information on power capacity, generation, electricity exports and imports, losses and consumption are provided for the period 2006 to 2020 is provided along with analysis on T&D market with focus on line length, line capacity and number of substations. It highlights key upcoming transmission projects and interconnection projects and investment analysis from 2009 to 2020 for transmission lines. The research provides analytical on T&D industry and major government initiatives.


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