BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) – China Southern Power Grid will invest over 170 billion yuan in smart grid construction in the Pearl River Delta region from 2018 to 2020, reported the Xinhua-run Economic Information Daily citing Xu Daming, spokesman of the company.
The move will improve disaster prevention capacity of power grids in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Xu said.
According to Xu, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will take the lead in building a world-class smart grid to support the development of the modern economic system and the construction of smart city clusters.
It is estimated that the electricity load of the area will reach 130 million kilowatts by 2035, an increase of nearly 50 percent from 2018, and the per capita electricity consumption will surpass 8,300 kilowatt hours, exceeding the existing level of developed countries such as Germany and Japan.
Besides, the company will continue efforts to improve its construction of urban power transmission and distribution networks, aiming to have electricity outage of less than 30 minutes in the central urban areas of Guangzhou and Shenzhen annually and less than one hour in other cities such as Zhuhai, Foshan and Zhongshan. (Edited by Yang Yifan, email@example.com)