China State Grid joins Desertec

A rendering of a Desertec installation

A rendering of a Desertec installation

State Grid Corporation of China – the world’s largest power utility – has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII) as a shareholder, representing a huge win in both symbolic and practical terms for the Munich-based group.

State Grid, which is China’s third-largest largest company in revenue terms, will join DII through its subsidiary China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).

State Grid is “very keen to find options for contributing effectively to future transmission extension projects connecting countries and continents”, explains CEPRI vice president Liang Zhong Yao.

Among State Grid’s most pressing challenges is finding an economical way to link the immense wind and solar resources in western China to the country’s coastal demand centres.

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