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China Africa Power Grid Construction Is Complementary And Mutually Beneficial
- Sep 06, 2018 -

According to RWR, China has invested $102 billion in 83 transmission infrastructure projects or acquisitions, PLUS loans to overseas power grids, totaling $123 billion. About 1/3 of Africa's new electricity supply comes from projects invested by China. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Chinese power companies invested no less than 28000km of transmission and distribution lines in Africa between 2010 and 2020. Projects ranging from cross-border transmission lines (such as those in Ethiopia and Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, Benin and Togo) to urban or rural local distribution networks (such as those in Angola and Equatorial Guinea) cover a wide range of links in the entire grid industry chain, greatly enhancing the power Union in African countries.

Chinese enterprises are far ahead of the European interconnected power grid and the North American combined power grid in terms of installed capacity, line length and voltage level. They have mastered the world's leading ultra-high voltage power grid technology and the safe and stable operation technology of large power grid. The participation rate of Chinese enterprises in 1000 kV and (+800 kV) EHV AC and HVDC transmission projects invested in Africa has exceeded 90%, and that of Chinese enterprises in expansion projects is about 70%.

The African region is an important target market for the State Grid Corporation (SGCC), which began to carry out business distribution in the African region earlier. State Grid's business in Africa mainly involves investment, general contracting, equipment supply and technical consultation. Its business area covers Eastern and Southern Africa, with emphasis on Eastern Africa. It has implemented certain scale and quantity of Electrical transmission and transformation engineering in Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Sudan and other countries. On December 22, 2015, the GDHA 500 kV transmission and transformation project in Ethiopia, contracted by the State Grid Corporation, was completed. All of the projects were constructed with domestic electrical and electrical equipment, and a large number of Chinese technical standards were used in construction. This is the highest voltage level and the longest transmission distance project in East Africa. It is also the project of the State Grid Corporation. Before the completion of overseas scale and investment amount of the largest transmission and transformation project. By the end of 2017, the national Power Grid Corp's project contract in Africa exceeded US $3 billion 900 million.