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The Role of Electrification in the Energy Revolution: China’s Targets and SGCC’s Actions

Date: May 3, 2018

Presented by:

Dr. Jiangtao Li, Senior researcher, State Grid Energy Research Institute (SGERI)

Duration: 36 minutes


China is at the heart of the global energy revolution, becoming a powerhouse in renewable energy at home and abroad. At the start of 2017, the Chinese government announced that it would invest $360 billion in renewable energy by 2020. In this webinar, GSEP member company State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) presents the company’s future strategy and vision of “re-electrification” that supports the clean energy transition and the electrification of end uses. Ambitious actions from the company on both the supply and demand sides will play a key role in China’s energy revolution, helping to meet national energy targets.

About the speakers

Dr. Jiangtao Li

Senior researcher at the State Grid Energy Research Institute (SGERI).

His research focuses on electrification in end use sectors, short-run electricity supply and demand, and load characteristic analysis. He is also one of the main authors of Global Energy Review & Outlook, SGERI’s flagship publication on the statistical analysis and long-term projection of global energy supply and demand.


Please note that the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership will cease operations as of the end of June 2024.