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Russia announces plans to triple electricity supply to China [free access]

September 30, 2021

Russia has announced plans to triple its electricity supply to China starting October 1, 2021. The measure has been announced keeping in view the ongoing power crisis in 20 regions of China due to the ongoing coal deficit. China’s northeastern provinces, in specific, have put restrictions on power consumption for industrial enterprises, households, and offices.


The supply will be increased via the 500 kV Amur–Heihe high voltage direct current (HVDC) line. The associated 750 MW HVDC converter station will increase its daily time of operation with full loading from 5 hours to 16 hours per day. Electricity supplied from this converter station is being used in three northeastern provinces of China—Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin.