China's 110-kilovolt electricity transmission and transformation project in Mongolia-bordered Takeshiken town, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, entered operation, China News Service reported on Monday, further upgrading the capacity of the local power supply and outbound electricity transmission to Mongolia.
Built on the previous 35-kilovolt power grid, the construction of the new 110-kilovolt project was launched in June, 2022, with total length of 71.4 kilometers and 220 power transmission towers.
The old 35-kilovolt power grid entered operation in April 2009, providing electricity sufficient for 21,000 Mongolian households, multiple local factories and ports. In light of increasing China-Mongolia trade in mineral and deep processing, the old power grid could no longer meet local demand for power.
Takeshiken port is the largest one among four China-Mongolia ports in Xinjiang, playing an important role in bilateral trade and personnel exchange. The port can facilitate 50,000 tons of cargo and nearly 100,000 crossings by individuals from both sides each year.
The operation of the 110-kilovolt project will further boost the local bilateral energy, mineral trade and cultural partnerships, as well as the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, the report noted.
To date, China has transmitted 76.82 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to Mongolia, the report added.