A technician examines the transmission line on an ultra-high voltage system in Huaian, Jiangsu province, in 2015. State Grid’s internet technologies project is another part of its plan to upgrade China’s power infrastructure. Photo: Xinhua

China’s largest utility plans a national power grid integrating Internet of Things technologies

  • State Grid, which provides about 90 per cent of China’s electricity, intends to use the technologies to advance construction of ‘smart cities’
  • The first phase of the project is slated for completion in 2021, with the second phase to be finished in 2024
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A technician examines the transmission line on an ultra-high voltage system in Huaian, Jiangsu province, in 2015. State Grid’s internet technologies project is another part of its plan to upgrade China’s power infrastructure. Photo: Xinhua
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.