Russia will supply north China on a “large-scale” with electricity after signing a cross-border agreement, reported the People’s Daily last Friday. The electricity will be provided to China in three phases that include three high-current transmission lines, according to the State Grid Corporation of China. The first phase will include the construction of a 220-kilovolt transmitter that will be able to deliver 3.6 to 4.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity a year when completed by 2008. By 2010, a 500-kilovolt direct current transmission line will be built to provide 16.5 to 18 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually for China’s Liaoning province. The last phase, to be completed by 2015, will be an 800-kilovolt line that could send 38 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to north China every year.