My Day: Life on a power line

On June 4, 2019, Beijing's electric power grid load reached 203.3 million kilowatts. In theory, it means it can power 20 million air conditioners (at 1 kilowatt per hour) for one hour.

Hong Dapeng, a power line inspector, was sent around the city to verify the electrical network's stability. Many high voltage transformers are located in rural areas, so line inspectors have to be extra careful and work under the harsh sunlight when doing inspections. This is their story.

"My Day" is a CGTN special series that tells stories of ordinary people from all walks of life. We record one day in their life to get a glimpse of how they work, what they dream of and what keeps them going.