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East Asia weighs up super-grid plan to link Russia to Japan

Power network linking Russia to Japan "concrete way towards a more harmonious region"

An East Asian super-grid could provide major economic and environmental benefits to the region, but the plan remains in the earliest stages of discussion and would face very steep hurdles before it could become a reality. In spite of two decades of talks about an East Asian super-grid there is as yet no firm proposal, or master plan, for what that network would look like. But a study currently being carried by Energy Charter, to be released later this year, could provide a path forward. The plan will include linking wind and solar farms in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, as well as hydropower from East Siberia, in Russia, to markets in China, South Korea and Japan via high-voltage transmission lin

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