In the middle of the Chinese Spring Festival in February 2010, due to ice storms many electricity pylons collapsed under the weight of icy lines. The destroyed infrastructure meant that millions of travelers were unable to reach their destination.
The cold north of China is ideal for renewable energy applications, especially wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. The demand for electricity is mainly in the highly populated south, which means that the supply and safe transmission of the generated energy represent important future issues for a secure national power grid. In this case, some pylons stand 300 m tall, higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Lufft installs WS600 devices on these pylons to record all meteorological ambient conditions.
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Topic: "Energy security in a huge country"