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

Date: April 17, 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 speaker

Dr. Jiangtao Li

Dr. Jiangtao Li is a 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.