Through the Amur-Heihe substation, 1.3 billion kW/h of electricity will be delivered from Russia to China in 2012, said the State Grid Corporation of China in Harbin.
Amur-Heihe substation was officially put into commercial operation at the beginning of the month. It was reported that Chinese and Russian power specialists had a full set-up substation systems from April 1. All 17 systems and sub-station were officially put into commercial operation on April 2.
Construction of the substation began from July 12, 2007, it was put into trial operation on December 31, 2011.
February 25 this year, the State Grid Corporation of China has signed with the Russian “Eastern Energy Company” a contract for 25 years, providing electricity supplies from Russia to China.
Under the contract, in 2012, China plans to buy Russia’s 2.6 billion kW / h of electricity, in particular 1.3 billion will be delivered through the Amur-Heihe substation, the remaining 1.3 billion will be delivered through a 220-kw line from Blagoveshchensk to Aihui and a 110 kw line from Blagoveshchensk to Heihe.
According to experts, the substation “Amur-Heihe” is of great strategic importance for promoting economic development in the regions between the two countries and the expansion of Sino-Russian cooperation in energy industry.