Conditions not ripe for China to raise standards

BEIJING, CHINA - In response to the question whether or not it is necessary to raise the design standards for power grid equipment after the snow havoc in January and early February that affected many provinces in southern China ravaged lots of electricity transmission and transformation facilities and equipment, a source of the State Grid Corporation claimed that this is because the snow disaster went beyond the bearing capacity of the grid equipment rather than because of quality problems with the equipment itself.

The source added that it is for the time being not feasible for the country to generally raise the design standards for grid equipment as this may triple related investment and greatly raise the electricity supply cost.

It is learned that after the snow havoc the State Grid Corporation has sent technicians to do on-site investigations into the necessity to raise the design standards for power equipment.



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