Largest ‘power bank’ in eastern Zhejiang a step closer to operation

A helicopter carries construction materials to a designated site in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, April 16, 2024. [Photo provided to]

All necessary materials for the second construction phase of a pumped storage power station in Ningbo, Zhejiang province are in place, an official from State Grid’s provincial subsidiary said recently.

The Ninghai Tea Mountain Pumped Storage Power Station, located in Ninghai county of Ningbo, is a 500 kilowatts outbound project set to complete by mid-June this year.

“Once completed, the outbound project will serve as a power transmission channel for local wind energy, photovoltaic and other new energy sources, playing a significant role in deepening the province’s green and low-carbon transformation, expanding effective investments, and building a modern industrial system,” said Li Chaosun, an official from Ninghai Power Supply Company.

Lagos project shows train of thought

Passengers on board the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Blue Line connecting Mile 2 to Marina. The electric line has been providing passengers with a speedy journey since September. HAN XU/XINHUA

Electrified line is first section of ambitious plan to meet daily needs of one of world’s fastest-growing megacities

Since the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Blue Line entered into commercial operation in Nigeria’s largest city last September, the electric railway has been providing passengers with a safe and speedy ride.

Built by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corp and funded by the Lagos state government, the 13 kilometers of track completed so far extends from Mile 2 to Marina, and covers five stations. The first phase of the Blue Line is expected to carry more than 250,000 passengers a day once it is in full operation.

As a symbolic project of the Belt and Road Initiative, the line is the first electrified railroad and cross-water light rail project in West Africa.