Renew Economy: Japan eyes Mongolia in Asian ‘super grid’ plans

One year after an earthquake and tsunami triggered nuclear disaster in Fukushima – and a nuclear rethink in Tokyo – a Japanese renewables advisory group has come up with a radical plan that would allow the country to import electricity from neighbouring countries. The group is the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) – a research outfit set up last year in the wake of the Fukushima disaster; and its radical proposal – which would require changes to Japanese law for it to be implemented – is the creation of an Asian “super-grid,” that would transport wind and solar energy from Mongolia to Japan. In a vision not unlike Europe’s Desertec project – which aims to export solar power from the deserts of North Africa to the Mediterranean region – Recharge News reports that the JREF’s long-term goal is to connect the national grids of Japan, Mongolia, Russia, China and Korea, using high-voltage transmission lines that could send solar and wind power, generated in Mongolia, to power-hungry cities in Japan, Korea and China. To read the full article, click hereJapan eyes Mongolia in Asian ‘super grid’ plans

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