Meeting on Regional Power Interconnection takes place in Ulaanbaatar

2019-03-01 13:37:00

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Strategy meeting of ‘Northeast Asia Regional Power System Interconnection’ project started in Ulaanbaatar today, on March 1. The project aims to establish an interconnected power grid between five countries including Mongolia, China, Russia, Japan and Korea.

The meeting to discuss the opportunities to export electricity to Asian countries is organized jointly by the Ministry of Energy and Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the auspices of President Kh.Battulga.

Representatives of energy sector including Business Council of Mongolia, Asian Super Grid Mongolia, Mongolian Renewable Industries Association, Mongolian Energy Association, SoftBank Group of Japan and ‘Rosseti’ Russian power grid company are attending the meeting.

President Kh.Battulga delivered opening remarks and Mr. Gurbuz Gonul, Country Support and Partnership Director at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) delivered presentation titled ‘A New World: The geopolitics of the Energy Transformation’. The agency’s report with the same title will be also introduced at the meeting.

First session of the meeting was held under the topic ‘Tendencies of the countries in the region’. Participants of the Asian Super Grid Initiative including Renewable Energy Institute of Japan and Korea Electric Power Corporation expressed their position at the session.

Moreover, ADB, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, partners of the global energy grid, energy Economics Institute of Japan and Korea will express their position on regional power interconnection and introduce relevant surveys at the meeting.