Technicians install insulators at a power substation in Hubei province. Photo: Xinhua

China’s under-utilised ultra-high-voltage power lines no silver bullet to rid grid of bottlenecks

State Grid plans to plough some 600 billion yuan into UHV lines by 2020

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Technicians install insulators at a power substation in Hubei province. Photo: Xinhua
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.