Global Energy Interconnection

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ISSN: 2096-5117
CN: 10-1551/TK
e-ISSN: 2590-0358

Global Energy Interconnection

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Bao'an Xin

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The provision of low carbon energy to our society is a key issue at the heart of sustainable development of global energy supply. The Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) Journal publishes original res...

The provision of low carbon energy to our society is a key issue at the heart of sustainable development of global energy supply. The Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) Journal publishes original research on theories and developments as well practical applications on principles of large scale low carbon energy generation, transmission, distribution & storage technologies, global energy interconnection & system developments, global energy policy and energy market operations, global climate changes & environmental impacts, global energy transition strategies and global energy governance. GEI journal has been indexed in multiple databases such as EI Compendex, Scopus, Inspec, DOAJ, Elsevier ScienceDirect, etc.

The potential for renewable energy to make contributions to mitigating the impact of climate change is expected to increase significantly in the longer term. Renewable energy generation technologies including onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal, marine current, and ocean thermal energy generation as well as PV power generation, which are considered essential to meet long term aim of reducing CO2 emissions, have experienced rapid development and significant progresses during the past 10 years.

Decarbonizing the power & energy sector by ramping up the adoption of renewable energy is essential to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement where the required acceleration of the global shift to low carbon can only be achieved through a combination of clean energy generation, modern transmission technologies, power grid interconnectivity, energy storage as well energy policy, which all play important roles in the transition.

The scope of Global Energy Interconnection includes the following but not necessarily restricted to:

I.Operation and Planning of Global Energy Interconnection

  1. Theoretical analysis and economic incentives to facilitate the implementation of Global Energy Interconnection

  2. Conceptual and system development strategies, realization paths and comprehensive values of Global Energy Interconnection

  3. System planning, design techniques and tools and economic analysis of Global Energy Interconnection

II. Global Energy Transformation, Climate Change and Global Energy Governance

  1. Strategies for Carbon Emissions Reduction and Global Experiences

  2. Impacts of Renewable Energy Developments on Climate Changes and Economic Evaluation

  3. Global Energy Governance and Energy Cooperation to address Climate Change

  4. Low Carbon Technology of Power Grid

III. Smart Grids

  1. Wide area/ultra wide area monitoring, estimation, protection and control (WAMPAC)

  • basic WAMPAC building blocks including PMUs, communication infrastructure, Data Concentrator solutions, management and processing of big data, knowledge extraction from big data, cyber security

  • Innovative operation and control of power grids using Wide area/ultra wide area information

  • Adaptive identification and corrective techniques/technologies for power grids using Wide area/ultra wide area information

  1. System Integrity Protection Schemes (SIPS) - Special Protection Schemes; Remedial Action Schemes

  2. Design of modern Energy Management Systems (EMS) and Distribution Management Systems (DMS), their applications to support energy connectivity and global energy interconnection

  3. Techniques /Technologies for real-time dynamic security assessment, situational awareness, prevention of power system blackouts and approaches for power system restoration

  4. New concepts of robust, secure, reliable, self-healing and resilient power systems

  5. Technologies and new solutions for ancillary services to support smart grids and global energy interconnection

IV. Advanced Power Transmission Technologies/Techniques

  1. Advanced transmission technologies including High-Voltage/Ultra High Voltage AC transmission, High-Voltage/Ultra High Voltage DC transmission, flexible AC/DC transmission systems

  2. Wide area/Ultra wide area co-optimized planning of generation and transmission resources

  3. Real world experiences of AC/DC transmission expansion applications tailored to higher penetration levels of fluctuating/remittent renewable energies

  4. Innovative control and protection principles as well as practical control and protection experiences for interconnected power grids and global energy interconnection

V. Low Carbon and Clean Energy Technologies and System Integration

  1. Renewable Energy Technologies (e.g., wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc), clean fossil fuel technologies (e.g., carbon capture), marine energy (wave, tidal, seawater desalination, etc) and their integration into modern energy systems

  2. Energy storage technologies: Design, construction, operation, control and system planning as well as market operations and innovative business models

  3. Interactions and integration between electricity and other energy vectors and sectors (including heating, cooling, gas, hydrogen, transport and energy storage)

  4. Technologies to enhance flexibility in future energy systems and energy interconnection as well as global energy interconnection

  5. Operation, control and protection pf low carbon clean energy generation systems

Society affiliation

Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) is an international organization among willing firms, associations, institutions dedicated to advancing the sustainable development of energy worldwide. The mission of GEIDCO is to promote the establishment of Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) to meet the global powe...

Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) is an international organization among willing firms, associations, institutions dedicated to advancing the sustainable development of energy worldwide. The mission of GEIDCO is to promote the establishment of Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) to meet the global power demand with clean and green alternatives, to implement the United Nation "Sustainable Energy for All" and climate change initiatives, and to serve the sustainable development of humanity.

GEI is a clean energy-dominant, electric-centric modern energy system that is globally interconnected, jointly constructed and mutually beneficial to all. It is an important platform for large-scale development, transmission and consumption of clean energy resources worldwide. In the cause of building GEI, the overall plan is to adhere to a path of green, low-carbon and sustainable development, accelerate construction of trans-national and intercontinental backbone grids based on technologies like Ultra-High Voltage (UHV) and smart grid, and form global power channels.

Since establishment, GEIDCO has actively promoted GEI concept, organized to formulate plans on GEI advancement and established technical standard system. It has also conducted joint technical innovation study on key issues and international collaboration, driven the implementation of engineering projects and provided consulting services. More than 100 research projects have been carried out.

GEIDCO has 825 members from 112 countries and regions, including energy and power enterprises, equipment manufacturers, engineering constructers, research institutes, universities, societies, etc. Established cooperative relations with relevant United Nations agencies, international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), and governments, enterprises, institutions and universities, and signed more than 40 cooperation agreements with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), IEEE, etc.

GEIDCO has successfully held 30 international conferences including High-level UN Symposium, International Conference on GEI, GEI high level Forums, World Hydropower Congress, and Forums on Energy Interconnection, attracting the attendance from politicians, leaders of international organizations, experts and scholars from more than 100 countries and regions.

Founded in 2002, State Grid Corporation of China (State Grid) supplies power to over 1.1 billion people in 26 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. In total, it covers 88% of Chinese national territory. As the world's largest utility, State Grid has ranked 2nd in the Fortune Global 500 list and has received the same rating as China's Sovereign from the three major credit rating agencies for nine straight years (Standard & Poor's A+, Moody's A1, and Fitch A+). The State Grid?s mission is to provide safer, cleaner, more economical and sustainable power. In its 20 years of existence, State Grid has recorded the world's longest hours of safe operation of its super large grid, completed over 20 UHV power transmission projects, and integrated the largest volume of renewables with the strongest power transmission capacity.

The energy structure is changing in China and globally; at the end of 2020, renewable energy generation capacity accounted for 41% of all installed power generation capacity in China. This, in turn, means that power grids need to meet higher demands. State Grid has accelerated the construction of power grids in recent years, investing about RMB 2.38 trillion (2016-2020), and is ensuring timely new energy connectivity and consumption. State Grid has also intensified the construction of power transmission channels, reaching 0.23 TW of transmission capacity across provinces and regions, and is delivering 43% of clean energy power to achieve nationwide optimal allocation. In addition, State Grid is modernizing technology, improving transmission capacity and optimizing dispatching, to continuously facilitate grid-connectivity and new energy absorption capacity. The UHV network was constantly improved, which is an essential means to transform the energy development mode and guarantee energy security. State Grid has completed and put into operation "14 AC and 12 DC" UHV transmission projects, and the line length of 29 UHV transmission projects under construction has reached 41,000 km, with a transformer (converter) capacity of over 440 GW and a cumulative power transmission of over 1600 TWh. State Grid has also established a comprehensive technical standard system. By the end of 2020, it had led the preparation of 80 international standards.

State Grid has always adhered to the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, holding video conferences with several international utilities to exchange initiatives for safe and reliable power supply during the pandemic prevention and control period. State Grid and the World Economic Forum jointly organized the International Forum on Energy Transition 2020, with the theme of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development in the Post-Pandemic Era. State Grid has been jointly enhancing the "green recovery" of the world economy and the development of the global energy transition and working together to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality. And it has participated in major events such as the 3rd China International Import Expo and China International Trade in Services Fair, as well as meetings of international organizations such as the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership and the World Economic Forum.

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