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Mongolia betting on super grid to revive its flailing economy

It is considering a US$7b plan to build coal, wind and solar plants that could send electricity across Asia

A feasibility study on Mongolia's proposed 5,280 megawatt Shivee project, which is backed by state-run investor Erdenes Mongol LLC and the country's energy ministry, is expected by the end of this month.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

THE lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo's Ginza neighbourhood may someday be powered by coal burned more than 2,700 kilometres away in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas.

That's the idea...

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