State Grid ready for summer power demand

The highest electric power load in the city this summer is expected to reach 32.5 to 33.5 million kilowatts, the State Grid Shanghai Company has predicted.

The highest electric power load in the city this summer is expected to reach 32.5 to 33.5 million kilowatts, the State Grid Shanghai Company has predicted.

The power company said it can provide up to 36.7 million kilowatts.

This summer will be the first time the State Grid uses its Internet of Things system. The system aims to connect all parts of power supply, from plants to substations, with artificial intelligence and mobile Internet technologies.

The State Grid will be able to provide individualized services to clients ranging from residential complexes to international corporations. 

By the end of May, the reliability of the city's power supply reached 99.99 percent. 

This means that in a year, people and companies would only lose power for 45 minutes on average.

Meanwhile, China’s first cloud data station for the Internet of Things was built in Shanghai in May. The station enabled the Internet of Things to connect the city's smart power grids.

Distribution transformer supervisory terminal units are installed at the end of every grid open circuit to collect real-time data of power supply.

The pattern and flaws of data can be analyzed to prevent glitches.

More than 3,000 workers are standing by 24/7 to repair any problems. 

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