World’s largest utility becomes IEEE member


The State Grid Corporation of China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The MoU allows SGCC and IEEE to cooperate on international activities in the areas of power and energy including in smart grid and Ultra high voltage transmission.

The two will work together to accelerate research and development of new and innovative energy technologies.

SGCC becomes a corporate member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and an advanced member of the IEEE Standards Association.

The two will exchange information, conduct high-level visits, co-host conferences, develop international standards and train employees.

Mr. Jinbai Yang, Vice President of SGCC, said: “In recent years the cooperation between SGCC and IEEE has yielded fruitful achievements in smart grid, UHV and other related areas. To date, SGCC has formally initiated 13 IEEE standards through IEEE-SA, six of which have been published, 69 leaders and experts have become IEEE senior members, and one expert has become an IEEE Fellow. Through the establishment of a strategic partnership with IEEE, SGCC has expanded its influence internationally and promoted SGCC’s discourse in global standards setting.”

Professor Saifur Rahman, President 2018-19 of the IEEE PES, added: “…This is the first memorandum of understanding between the two organizations on this subject, and we hope that this example will encourage other Chinese organizations to work more closely with IEEE and its associations such as the IEEE Power & Energy Society.”

SGCC has also increased its cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to advance China’s energy transition.

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