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Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows the construction site of a 220 KV transformer substation in Hotan City of Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

HOTAN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Power demand in Hotan Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang has increased in recent years as a result of industrial development and the optimizing of energy structure from coal to electricity.

The State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power Co., Ltd. has correspondingly pushed forward the projects of 220 KV transformer substations in Hotan City and Qira County, which are expected to be put into use by the end of this year, as a way to optimize the electric power network and improve the capacity of electric power supply.

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows workers working on a pylon at the Taklimakan Desert in Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows the construction site of a 220 KV transformer substation in Qira County of Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Xinjiang has so far built 24 substations of 750-kilovolt or above and 60 power transmission lines with a total length of 8,261 km, thanks to accelerated power grid expansion in the past five years.

Xinjiang is rich in coal and wind power resources. Data from the local electricity trading center showed that Xinjiang now transmits electricity to 19 other Chinese province-level regions.

The expanded electricity network has made stable power supply a reality in many remote and poor areas in Xinjiang which used to rely on isolated solar power and hydropower grid.

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows the construction site of a 220 KV transformer substation in Qira County of Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows workers working on a pylon at the Taklimakan Desert in Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

A worker is busy at the construction site of a 220 KV transformer substation in Qira County of Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

A worker is busy at the construction site of a 220 KV transformer substation in Qira County of Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

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