China is the only country operating power lines that send electric currents of 800 kilovolts or more. Photo: AFP
China is the only country operating power lines that send electric currents of 800 kilovolts or more. Photo: AFP

China’s high-voltage power grid could affect the atmosphere: study

  • Researchers say they have detected a particle sink in the Earth’s magnetic field linked to the world’s largest energy system
  • Increase in electrons could affect communications, sensitive devices and possibly contribute to a rise in thunderstorms

Topic |   China science
China is the only country operating power lines that send electric currents of 800 kilovolts or more. Photo: AFP
China is the only country operating power lines that send electric currents of 800 kilovolts or more. Photo: AFP
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