Mongolia and China envision giant power grids to light up Asia

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Mongolia and China envision giant power grids to light up AsiaBuildings and streets are illuminated in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. The lights of the district’s high-end boutiques and bars may someday be powered by coal burned more than 2,700 km away in Mongolia. | BLOOMBERG

BY MICHAEL KOHN AND STEPHEN STAPCZYNSKI

BLOOMBERG

Japantimes_The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza district may someday be powered by coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 km) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas.

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