(Yicai Global) May 22 -- Lin-gang Special Area in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone will construct multiple hydrogen filling stations by 2022 to create low-emission refueling infrastructure for buses and trucks.
Two hydrogen plus liquefied natural gas stations will start construction this year and more will follow in 2022, the local administration announced recently in its three-year blueprint that includes seven filling stations such as those for gasoline and electric charging.
The latest addition to Shanghai's FTZ is looking to have its first hydrogen fuel bus route next year. By the same year, the area should be able to provide such refueling service for 200 light trucks and 20 heavy-duty trucks at the port terminal. The plans should spark development involving residential buildings and commercial ones.
Moreover, the area aims to provide a reliable supply. Lingang is planning to boost its power supply reliability to 99.99 percent, a level that only Singapore and Tokyo have reached so far, so that normal production can be restored nearly fully in the event of a power outage, said Zhang Zheng, bureau deputy director at State Grid Shanghai Electric Power.
By 2022, a 220-kilovolt transformer substation will be built in the same area, and the expansion of two 220-kV substations will be completed to raise the related reliability rate to 99.9 percent.
Editor: Emmi Laine