Incredible images show powerline workers setting up an electric line at 300 feet (100m) above the ground, as part of a high voltage direct current (HDVC), power transmission program in China.

A group of six men is seen wearing blue helmets, harnesses, and harnesses while they work high above ground in Wuxi (East China’s Jiangsu Province). 

Workers reach dangerous heights when they connect electrical wires between pylons. One worker even reached out to grab one cable. 

They can be seen working all day with only ropes, until the sun sets behind them.

Construction workers are putting up the cables as part China’s HDVC Power Transmission Project, which includes an interconnector network that will allow electricity exchange across the country. 

Construction workers in China

Construction workers in China

Amazing images show construction workers setting an electric cable at 300 feet (100m) above ground in a high-voltage power transmission project in China. 

The workers reach perilous heights as they connect various electrical wires between pylons, with one even reaching out to grab one cable

As they connect different electrical wires between poles, workers reach dangerous heights. One worker reached out to grab a cable.

The construction workers are setting up the cables as part of China's HDVC power transmission project, which involves an interconnector system that will allow the exchange of electricity across the country

Construction workers are laying the cables in China’s HDVC power transmission project. This interconnector system will allow electricity exchange across the country.

A group of six men are seen wearing harnesses and blue helmets as they carry out their work high above the ground in Wuxi in East China's Jiangsu Province

A group of six men, wearing blue helmets and harnesses, are seen working high above the ground in Wuxi (East China’s Jiangsu Province).

The project aims to ensure sufficient reliable and low-carbon power supply to the country.

The electrical interconnectors are high voltage cables that connect cities in China to their energy networks. 

They allow excess energy sourced from solar farms and wind in particularly windy and sunny conditions or hydroelectricity to be traded and shared among cities over great distances. 

These interconnectors reduce waste, enabling a cleaner, more efficient energy system. 

While it is possible to build coal, gas, and nuclear plants close to their markets, wind farms or solar plants are often not possible. They need to be in the windiest, sunniest places, which can be hundreds of kilometres from cities that require electricity. 

The HDVC cables allow China to connect wind farms in windy areas to cities with high demand, making the system more efficient as well as more economical.

In China, the Zhangbei HDVC power transmission project, which costs £1.4bn, includes four interconnected converter stations in a ring network between China’s major cities including Beijing and Zangbei. The project is expected to deliver up to 4.5 GW to the major cities. 

Despite these new projects, China continues to be the world’s largest coal producer and user. It still relies on the fuel, which is the most polluting of conventional fossil fuels, for more than 60% its total energy needs. 

Electrical interconnectors are high-voltage cables that connect the energy networks of neighbouring cities in China. They allow excess energy, sourced from wind and solar farms in especially windy and sunny weather or hydroelectricity, to be traded and shared between the cities across vast distances

The electrical interconnectors in China are high-voltage cables which connect neighboring cities to their energy networks. They allow excess electricity, sourced especially from wind and solar farms in particular windy and suny weather, or hydroelectricity, can be traded and shared across large distances between cities.

They can be seen working throughout the day, with only ropes holding up, until the sun begins to set behind them

They can be seen working all day with only ropes, until the sun sets behind them.

The construction workers are seen installing the cables 100 metres above the found in Wuxi, eastern China

Construction workers can be seen installing cables 100m above the Wuxi cable, in eastern China.

It currently operates 1,082 coal-fired power plants and is looking to build more as blackouts strike factories and cities.

While most countries, including the US and Canada, have committed to cutting their carbon emissions immediately and legally-bindingly, China intends to increase its carbon output for the remainder of the decade.

Xi Jinping signed in 2015 the Paris Accord. He would only commit to reducing China’s carbon emissions by 2030, without stating what level it will reach, before becoming carbon neutral by 2060. The vast majority are committed to carbon neutrality a decade earlier, in 2050.

China has ordered its 682 coal mines, which are already experiencing a global energy crisis as countries reopen post-Covid to increase their annual output to 55.3 million tonnes. Imports have soared by 76% in the last month. 

China has been experiencing widespread power outages that have closed factories and disrupted production. This has occurred amid a global energy crisis that has seen the demand for fossil fuels rise despite warnings from the UN.

This comes after China announced that it would restrict super-high-rise buildings of more than 150m (492 feet) in smaller cities. 

The move is part a push to crackdown vanity projects that are not feasible. 

It comes as China announced it was restricting smaller cities with a population of less than three million people from building super high-rise buildings, which are more than 150 metres (492 foot tall)

China announced that it would restrict the construction of super high-rise buildings higher than 150 metres (492 feet) in smaller cities.