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Continental power grid spanning Japan to India inches closer to reality

Plans for a web of sub-sea cables that would create a continental power grid spanning Japan to India are rapidly becoming cheaper and more feasible

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Stephen Stapczynski | Bloomberg
Plans for a web of sub-sea cables that would create a continental power grid spanning Japan to India are rapidly becoming cheaper and more feasible, according to a study commissioned by advocates of the technology. 
 
The evolution in high-voltage, direct current technology and ability to lay cables at depths of up to 3,000 meters -- opening up previously inaccessible terrain -- has strengthened the prospects for a network that could help shift renewable energy generated in one corner of the region to consumers thousands of miles away.

It’s now becoming more possible “to connect energy grids over much longer distances

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First Published: Oct 26 2022 | 1:38 PM IST

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