Entering the 21st century, it has been a consensus to develop low-carbon economy, build ecological civilization and realize sustainable development. The world energy structure is going through remarkable changes. New energy revolution is unveiling.
The core of this energy revolution is to develop clean energy, ensure energy security, solve environmental protection issues, and address climate change. As an important part in energy supply, the power grid is crucial to the development of clean energy and its development pattern is facing significant challenges. In recent year, international and domestic industries and research institutions are undertaking a series of innovative exploration and practice. The concept of smart grid is taking shape, which has been a common choice to deal with future challenges in power industry.
With the increasing demand of energy consumption and desperate need of carbon emission cut targets, smart grid is a must-be option for China’s sustainable development. Nearly two-thirds of energy supply in China has been fed by coal, making the country one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world. According to a long-term outline for renewable energy development issued in 2007, China planned to increase the renewable energy proportion to 10 percent of the total energy use by 2010, and 15 percent by 2020. Meanwhile, a "unified strong and smart grid" system is to be built nationwide by 2020 to incorporate thermal power, hydroelectric power, nuclear power and other renewable ones.
Strong Smart Grid Week – World Leadership Forum will be held on 11-15th April, 2011 in Beijing, China. This solution-oriented conference brings together the brightest brains from multiple sector including power utilities, telecom operators, leading technology providers, investment banks, international medias, government and standard regulators to provide in-depth insights into China’s electrical power industry. Strong Smart Grid Week 2011 will focus on the leading advancement for smart grid in China and globally including long-distance UHV system, advanced grid operation, integration of renewable energy, energy storage, asset management, cyber security, EV charging infrastructure, eco-city, etc.