Friday, June 16, 2017

Mongolia to be part of Asian supergrid

wind turbines operating

Two backers of a visionary plan to create an East Asian “supergrid” supplied by Mongolian energy have reaffirmed their commitment to the project.

The chief executives of South Korean state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and Japan’s telecommunications and tech group SoftBank met recently and agreed to boost cooperation on the continental grid project and explore other energy projects to help usher in the “fourth industrial revolution,” South Korea’s Pulse reports today.

The idea is to send energy from Mongolian solar or wind farms to China, Korea, and Japan via a massive new power grid.

China’s State Grid Corp. is also exploring similar proposals along with Mongolian companies.

The concept of transmitting electric power over large distances has been done before. There is an undersea cable between Norway and the Netherlands. In addition hydro power from northern Canada is sent south into lower Canada and the United States.

Mongolia has tremendous upside with respect to wind and solar power. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that Mongolia has 2.6 terawatts (TW) of total renewable energy potential.

This will take some time if it in fact happens, however it could transform Mongolia's economy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you tell Kuppy to look into the alternative energy stuff in Mongolia with MNGGF?

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