With the end of the biggest snowfall this winter, the temperature in Xinjiang has plummeted. In the thousands of miles of the Changji Xuandong Colorful Bay to the Santang Lake in Hami, more than 2,600 construction workers are facing the cold of more than 20 degrees, and they fought in the construction site of 15 750 kV power transmission and transformation projects. Their goal is to build a 750 kV main grid in Xinjiang by the end of next year. According to the plan, from 2010 to the end of the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan”, the State Grid Corporation will invest more than 230 billion yuan in Xinjiang to build 4 UHV DC and 6 750 kV Xinjiang power transmission channels, forming a coverage of all states in Xinjiang. The 750 kV backbone network and strong smart distribution network have become one of the largest investors in central enterprises in Xinjiang.
State Grid Corporation has always attached importance to the construction and development of Xinjiang Power Grid. During the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” period, Xinjiang Power Grid has realized 110 kV network connection in Xinjiang, 220 kV network in Xinjiang and 750 kV network in Xinjiang and Northwest China Power Grid. In May 2010, the first Central Xinjiang Work Forum was held only 10 days. State Grid Corporation took the lead in convening the Xinjiang Power Work Symposium in Beijing, and issued a number of opinions in support of Xinjiang's power development and major projects. It decided to increase investment in Xinjiang Power Grid and accelerate power construction in the three southern states and non-electric areas. To provide reliable power security for social stability and long-term stability in Xinjiang. During the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, the State Grid Corporation continued to increase its support for Xinjiang. In June 2013 and January 2014, the 750 kV second channel project between Xinjiang and the northwest main network and the first UHV Haminan-Zhengzhou ±800 kV DC transmission project in Xinjiang were completed and put into operation, which effectively promoted Xinjiang energy. The transformation of resource advantages into economic advantages directly boosted investment by 300 billion yuan and increased Xinjiang's GDP by about 1.5 percentage points. In September of this year, Xinjiang achieved the goal of fully electrifying the electricity-free population in the extended range of the power grid 15 months ahead of the national plan.
As an important energy base in China, with the strong support of the State Grid Corporation, Xinjiang's large coal-fired power bases, wind power bases and Xinjiang power transmission channels are accelerating construction. The construction of 750 kV main grid and distribution network is also actively promoted. By the end of November, Xinjiang had built 11 750 kV substations, with a substation capacity of 17 million kVA and a transmission line of 3783 km. At present, State Grid Corporation has strategically examined and planned the development of Xinjiang's power industry, conscientiously implemented the spirit of the second central Xinjiang work forum, and once again introduced 20 opinions in support of Xinjiang's power development in central enterprises, and actively implemented the “One Belt and One Road”. "Strategic deployment, accelerate the implementation of UHV grid and 750 kV grid construction to ensure reliable supply of electricity in Xinjiang.
On November 11th, at the 2014 APEC Business Leaders Summit, Shu Yin, the general manager of the State Grid Corporation, revealed that the State Grid Corporation will rely on long-distance, large-capacity, low-loss UHV technology to create a “Belt and Road” economic belt transmission corridor. Interconnection of infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region. It is understood that the first step of the “One Belt, One Road” economic belt transmission corridor of the State Grid Corporation is to realize the connection with the power grids of the five Central Asian countries, share the large energy bases of Kazakhstan and the rich wind and solar resources of Central Asia, which will be realized in the long run. It is connected to countries such as Mongolia and Russia. At present, State Grid Corporation has selected Xinjiang as an important node to implement the “One Belt, One Road” strategy, taking the lead in constructing the Silk Road Economic Belt Transmission Corridor and building a transmission channel from Xinjiang to Central Asia. At the same time, it has increased cooperation with neighboring countries' power projects. Under this background, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Energy Interconnection Project has started.
“The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has just signed a number of power cooperation projects.” Pakistan’s planner and development department spokesman Zamir recently revealed to China Securities News that China’s State Grid will build at least four power stations in Pakistan. In fact, the China-Pakistan energy interconnection deployment was started as early as January this year. At the third meeting of the China-Brazil Energy Working Group and the first meeting of the Energy Working Group of the China-Brazil Economic Corridor, the two sides began to study and formulate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Energy cooperation planning, promoting corridor energy infrastructure construction, grid interconnection, and determining key project lists and safeguard mechanisms. In the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Cooperation Project that has been finalized, in addition to roads and railways, another big part is the interconnection of oil and gas pipelines and power grids.
In order to implement the “One Belt, One Road” economic belt transmission corridor strategy, and further enhance Xinjiang's large-scale energy allocation capacity, from now to the end of the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan”, State Grid Corporation also plans to build ±1110 kV Zhundong-Sichuan, ±1110 in Xinjiang. KV Zhundong-Huadong and ±800 kV Hamibei-Chongqing DC UHV three transmission projects, newly added Xinjiang power transmission capacity of 32 million kilowatts; synchronous plans to build 19 750 kV substations, with a new substation capacity of 68.7 million KVA, erected 850 kV transmission line 8521 km, and the 750 kV three-channel six-loop network with the Northwest Power Grid. The 750 kV in the Xinjiang extends to the Altay region and extends to the Hetian region in the south. 750 kV grids in various states. After the completion of these projects, it will become the "Power Silk Road" connecting the western frontier and the Central Plains region, transforming Xinjiang's abundant coal, wind and light and other clean resources into electricity to the mainland, and achieving electricity and electricity. "To replace oil and electricity from afar", while improving Xinjiang's self-development capabilities, it will form a new pattern of "coal from the air and electricity to China."