Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 21, 2011 – Duke Energy and the China-based ENN Group have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of technologies to help build “green cities” in China and the United States.
The agreement creates the Future Energy Technology Demonstration Platform and paves the way to exchange knowledge on advanced energy, building and transportation technologies.
ENN is constructing China’s first smart energy “eco-city” in Langfang, China, close to Beijing.
Duke will collaborate with ENN to develop the eco-city and will adapt what is learned from the development as it deploys clean energy technologies.
The companies’ shared vision for a green city encompasses electricity produced via cleaner generation technologies, energy storage, energy efficiency, energy recovery, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
“The agreement exemplifies what’s possible when the U.S. and China collaborate on energy technologies for the 21st century,” said Duke Energy chairman, president and chief executive officer Jim Rogers. “Together we seek to demonstrate how these next generation technologies can transform the way we live.”
“This collaboration is not only a stepping stone for cleaner energy in China and the U.S.,” said ENN chairman Wang Yusuo. “ENN Group and Duke Energy’s cooperation will lead to the development of new, cleaner ways to produce, store, distribute and use energy.”
This collaboration follows an agreement by Duke Energy and ENN to accelerate the development of low carbon and clean energy technologies announced September 23, 2009.
Duke Energy serves approximately 4 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
ENN is the largest private clean energy solutions provider company in China.