Ngari Grid Interconnection Project, the world's highest power transmission and transformation project, was officially put into operation at 10 am on Friday, connecting the Ngari Prefecture in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the national grid. (Photos: People's Daily; compiled by Zhu Yurou)
With a total investment of 7.4 billion yuan, Ngari Grid Interconnection Project started in September 2019.
The completion and commissioning of the project solves the problem of long-term power shortage in Ngari Prefecture and allows safe and stable electricity use for nearly 380,000 residents.
The project connecting 10 Tibetan counties will end the days when the power grid of the Ngari prefecture was isolated from the rest of Tibet, and will also help Tibet's poverty reduction and pave the way for the supply of Tibet's clean energy to South Asia.