Last month, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
organized the 2016 International Conference on Global Energy Interconnection
(GEI). With over 300 international organizations attending, SGCC Chairman Liu
Zhenya called the global electricity network the world's best bet for overcoming
resource scarcity and limiting the effects of pollution and climate change.
Zhenya says the GEI has a unique model: Smart Grid + UHV
Grid + Clean Energy. He says this platform will drive the world's replacement
of coal, oil and gas for electricity production. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary
for Economic Affairs at the United Nations concurred that the GEI can help
combat climate change, promote sustainable development and contribute to world
This has been the GENI message for 25 years, and now
China's largest energy company has embraced the solution.
The United Nations has offered its full support of the
initiative, making the connection to meet the 2050 targets of the Paris Climate
Agreement of 197 nations. This effort now has momentum and real commitment.
We can take some of the credit for these bold
statements and all GENI supporters can stand tall today. The work is not done
– and the wind is now in our sails. Go celebrate!
In Partnership for the Planet,