The Splendid Achievements of Electric Power Industry in China after 40 Years' Unremitting Efforts  
40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Achievement Expo and 17th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology Grand Opened in Beijing  - EP Shanghai 2019/Electrical Shanghai 2019
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The Splendid Achievements of Electric Power Industry in China after 40 Years' Unremitting Efforts
40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Achievement Expo and 17th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology Grand Opened in Beijing
Publish Date: Oct-15 2018


The 40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Achievement Expo and the 17th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology (EP China 2018) were grandly opened at China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, PR China on 15 October 2018. The exhibitions publicized the splendid course, great accomplishments and precious practices of China’s power industry in the past four decades, comprehensively analyzed the new situation and future development of the industry, and actively pressed ahead with the construction of a clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient modern energy system.

Organized by 16 power group corporations and power grid corporations of China, including China Electricity Council, State Grid Corporation of China, China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd., China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd., China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation Ltd., China Energy Investment Corporation, State Power Investment Corporation, China Three Gorges Corporation, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Power Construction Corporation of China, China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd, Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Energy Group Co., Ltd., North China Electric Power University, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization, the 40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Achievement Expo was held concurrently with the 40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Industry Summit.

Mr. Liu Zhenya, the Chairman of China Electricity Council and the Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization, made his keynote speech at the Summit. “Over the past 40 years, the industry has achieved leap-forward development and contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of China. It also adheres to efficient and clean energy development which has made outstanding contributions to ecological progress and climate change. Adopting an innovation-driven strategy, China power industry has become one of the world’s leading superpowers. China power enterprises have played an important role in serving the national strategy by raising their management standard and implementing national strategy of “Going global”. While adhering to people-oriented strategy, the industry has cultivated a large number of outstanding professionals,” Liu said.

During his speech, Liu also stressed the future direction and strategy of the industry development. In this historical period, China power industry will continue to strive for green, low-carbon development, actively promote ecological progress and sustainable development; will not waver in deepening reform across the board to boost the industry development; will remain committed to the path of opening-up and accelerate the implementation of “One-Belt, One-Road” and global energy interconnection; will continue to adopt the innovation-driven strategy to strengthen technological development and personnel training.

Over the past four decades, China power industry has adhered to the principle of “For the People”, safety and sustainable development; has headed in the right direction and adopted the innovation-driven strategy. These unremitting efforts have ensured a stable socio-economic development as well as achieved splendid accomplishments.

Rapid Development of Power Industry

Significant Contribution to the Society and Economy


As of the end of 2017, the total installed power capacity, annual power generation and installed power capacity per capita reached 1.77 billion kW, 6.4 trillion kWh and 1.28 kW respectively, was 31 times, 25 times, and 21 times that of 1978. China has already ranked first in the world for total installed power generating capacity and national power generation since 2011. As of the end of 2017, the total length of 35kV or above transmission line was up to 1.826 million km, and the substation capacity was about 6.63 billion kVA, which was 7.9 times and 52.6 times that of 1978 respectively. In 2009, the grid-scale of China has exceeded the USA, making it the first in the world. Over the past 40 years, the main power grid has been upgraded from 200kV to 500 (750)kV, achieving a national networking. UHV 1000 kV AC and ±800 kV DC transmission lines have been put into operation in China, making it the largest AC/DC hybrid grid in the world. China maintains a high level of reliability for electricity supply, reached a 99.814% supply reliability rate at the end of 2017. The average power outage time was 16.27 hours, which was reduced by more than 100 hours compared to 1985.

Optimized Power Structure

Pushing Energy Transition Forward


In 2017, China’s installed capacity of non-fossil power generation reached 690 million kW, accounting for about 38.8% of the total installed power capacity. Non-fossil power generation reached 1.9 trillion kWh, accounting for about 30.3% of annual power generation. The installed hydropower capacity was 340 million kW in 2017, which was 20 times that of 1978. Both installed hydropower capacity and power generation ranked the first in the world. The first demonstration wind farms in China were established in 1986. In 2010, installed wind power capacity exceeded 40 million kW, surpassing the USA to be the top of the world. By 2017, the total installed wind power capacity reached 160 million kW. The first photovoltaic power station was established in 1983. In 2015, the total PV capacity exceeded 40 million kW, surpassing Germany to be the first of the world. The total PV capacity reached 130 million kW in 2017. The first nuclear power plant has begun operation in 1991. In 2017, the installed capacity of nuclear power reached 35.82 million kW and the total installed capacity of those under construction reached 21 million kW, ranking the 4th and the 1st in the world respectively. Over the past 40 years, the proportion of installed capacity of 300,000 kW and above thermal power plants to the total installed thermal power capacity increased from 3.82% in 1978 to 73.69% in 2017. The total number of one million kilowatts or above power plants increased from 2 in 1978 to 449 in 2017.

Great Efforts on Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction

Outstanding Contributions to Ecological Progress


The power generation efficiency of coal-fired power plants, resources utilization and pollutants and CO2 emission control have reached the world’s advance level. In 2017, the emission of soot, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides was about 260,000 tons, 1.2 million tons, 1.14 million tons, reduced by 3.36 million tons, 2.97 million tons, 1.147 million tons from 1990 respectively. The emission per kWh of soot, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides from thermal generation was 0.06g, 0.26g, 0.25g respectively, reaching the world’s advance level. The standard coal consumption of 6000 kW or above thermal power plants was 309g/kWh, the electricity consumption rate was 4.8% in 2017, which was 162g/kWh and 1.81% lower than that of 1978 respectively. The power line loss rate was 6.48% in 2017, reduced by 3.16% compared to 1978. All coal-fired power plants have been equipped with desulfurization and 92.3% of thermal power plants have been equipped with flue gas denitrification, accumulating the ultra-low emission transformation of coal-fired power plants to 700 million kW and accounting for 70% of the national installed coal power generation capacity. From 2006 to 2017, the emission of Co2 has been reduced by 113 billion tons through developing non-fossil energy, reducing coal consumption and line loss rate.

Advance and Innovative Power Technologies

Taking Up a Leading Position


The ultrasupercritical technology, 1 GW air-cooled generators, secondary reheat technology, circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) technology of China take a great leap to international advanced level. Independent R&D of Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and lignite-fired boiler has achieved great progress. China holds the world top position in planning, design, construction, equipment manufacturing of hydropower. Many world records of new and old type of dam have been broken by China. China also has her unique 800,000kW, 1,000,000kW turbine manufacturing technology. The development and application of three generation nuclear power - “Hualong 1” has entered the world’s forefront. China has made great efforts in designing and manufacturing system of large wind turbines. Wind turbines with a capacity of 5 MW have been put into production, and those with capacity of 6.7 MW have been started trial operation. China has fully mastered UHV transmission technology. The technologies on smart grid and large grid control have achieved a remarkable progress, and the grid equipment and maintenance level are taking up an international leading position. Since the establishment of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the power industry has won 2 special class prizes, 19 first prizes and 123 second prizes.

Deepening International Cooperation with “One Belt, One Road”
China power enterprises have successfully invested in the core energy projects in Philippines, Brazil, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Greece and other countries. Focusing on EPC contracting, China power enterprises have carried out a “Going out” strategy in capital, technology, standards and management, achieving the going-out pace of entire industrial chain in planning and design, equipment manufacturing and operation management. Over the five years since “One Belt, One Road” was launched, more than 50 projects worth over US$30 million each have been completed, with a cumulative investment of US$8 billion. 494 power engineering contracts worth US$91.2 billion were signed along the Belt and Road trade initiative. As of 2017, China's power industry has joined 125 international industry technology organizations and institutions, and 102 experts and scholars have held important positions in these organizations. The discourse power of China in the world's energy and power sector has increased.

Raising the Management Standard

Cultivating High-quality Talents


In the past 40 years, China power enterprises have adhered to people-oriented strategy, promoted innovative management, improved corporate management, development quality and efficiency. The total assets of power industry reached RMB 13 trillion, and 21 power enterprises entered the world’s top 500. Adhering to the strategy of people-oriented, power industry has cultivated lots of outstanding talents. From 2012 to 2017, the total number of employees in 16 major power corporations increased from 1.917 million to 2.215 million. The proportion of employees attained undergraduates education or above increased from 30.8% to 45.3%, national talents have nearly doubled. People consciously serve the part and country, and vigorously promote the industry culture of "integrity, responsibility, cooperation, innovation". Taking up responsibility and overcoming difficulties in construction, technology development, power supply, natural disasters, overseas development, the spirit of hard working, innovative and dedication of China power industry can be fully demonstrated.

The 40th Anniversary of China Reform - Electric Power Achievement Expo demonstrated the development and achievements of power industry with 4 signature theme zones, including “Achievement of Power Industry”, “Power Industry Culture”, “Display Area of China Electricity Council”, “Display Area of Power Enterprise”. China Electricity Council leaded major power corporations in China including State Grid Corporation of China, China Southern Power Grid, China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd., China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation Ltd., CHN Energy, State Power Investment Corporation Ltd., China Three Gorges Corporation, Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Energy Group Co., Ltd., North China Electric Power University, to join hands in this grand occasion together.

The 17th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology (EP China 2018) held concurrently with the achievement expo. EP China 2018 gathered over 1000 local and international electric power and electrical equipment companies from 20 countries, with an exhibition area of 50,000 sqm. Conference and events such as “Power Tour 2018”, “Electricity Planning for Xiongan New Area”, “Conference on Electricity Safety and Emergency Response” were also held concurrently.

VIPs who attended the opening ceremony and gave speeches on the 40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Industry Summit include Mr. Ling Wen, General Manager of CHN Energy, Mr. Wang Lin, General Manager of China Three Gorges Corporation, Mr. Yan Zhi Yong, Chairman of Power Construction Corporation of China, Mr. Ding Yan Zhang, General Manager of China Energy Engineering Group Co., Mr. Bi Ya Xiong, Vice President of China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd., Mr. Wang Min, Vice President of China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd., Mr. Shi Ji Lin, Vice President of State Power Investment Corporation Ltd., Mr. Zhao Qing Bo, Assistant to General Manager of State Grid Corporation of China.

Industry Leaders, including Mr. Shi Da Zhen, Mr. Chai Song Yue, Mr. Zhang Guo Bao, Mr. Wu Xing Xiong, Mr. Zhang Shao Xian, Mr. Shi Yu Bo, and Representatives from government, relevant leading enterprises and association, including Mr. Chen Jin Xing, Vice Director of Subcommittee of Social and Legal Affairs, CPPCC and President of Silk Road Business Council China Committee, Mr. Yu Tao, President of Division of Monitoring and Coordination of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Zhang Lin, Vice President of Division of Social Organization Management of Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Fang Chang An, Vice President of Bureau of Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerce of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Mr. Chen Fei Hu, General Manager of China Datang Corporation, Mr. Wang Xu Xiang, Assistant to General Manager of China Huadian Corporation Ltd., Mr. Li Ming Liang, Deputy General Manager of Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd., Mr. Hao Ying Jie, Vice President of North China Electric Power University, Mr. Jiang Da Jin, Vice President of China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Mr. Yu Guo Ping, General Manager of Zhejiang Zheneng Electric Power Co., Ltd., Mr. Zheng Bao Sen, President of Chinese Society For Electrical Engineering, Ms. Yu Xiao Hong, Vice Chairwoman of China International Contractors Association, Mr. Yuan Bo Song, Vice President and Secretary-General of China Society for Hydropower Engineering, Mr. Yang Kun, Executive President of China Electricity Council, Mr. Yu Chong De, Vice President and Secretary General of China Electricity Council, Mr. Wang Zhi Xuan, Vice President of China Electricity Council, Mr. Xie Zhen Hua, Vice President of the 4th term of board of director of China Electricity Council, Mr. Sun Yu Cai, Vice President of the 5th term of board of director of China Electricity Council, Mr. Zhong Jun, Chairman of China Electric Power Art Association, Vice Secretary General of China Electricity Council, also attended this grand occasion.









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 The Splendid Achievements of Electric Power Industry in China after 40 Years' Unremitting Efforts  
40th Anniversary of China Reform – Electric Power Achievement Expo and 17th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology Grand Opened in Beijing  - EP Shanghai 2019/Electrical Shanghai 2019