1,000 kV UHV First for China 

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Jingmen SubstationAt the beginning of the year China put the world's first 1,000 kV UHV transmission system into operation. Transmitting power at over a million volts is just amazing.  Some key facts about the system are:

  • nominal voltage 1,000 kV
  • maximum voltage 1,100 kV
  • 640 km of transmission line
  • two substations
  • one switching station
  • estimated cost US$830 million

If your interested in finding out more the articles below give a good overview of the system and installed equipment.

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