A girl from Hangzhou shared a novel electronic “carbon list” at the “Sustainable Development Pioneer Forum” of the ninth UN Global Compact Leaders Summit on the evening of 26th September local time, winning the thumps-up of a lot of participants.
“Such initiatives are very inspiring. State Grid Corporation of China is an outstanding company. I do hope it will introduce more China’s sustainable development plans and solutions to the world,” executive director of the UN Global Compact, Lise Kingo said.
This girl is Xu Chuanzi, an employee of State Grid Corporation of China. She has received the national May 1st Labor Medal and other honors for the several breakthroughs she has made in innovation. She was invited to the Summit as the one and single “2019 Global Compact Network China SDG Pioneer”. The “carbon list” in her hand is actually an internet-based energy-saving product that was launched this year by Hangzhou Power Supply Company under the State Grid Corporation she works for. This product, by use of the company’s self-developed “smart green home-stay” system, will access the electricity data of nearly 500 starred home-stay residences in Hangzhou. Through algorithm of the system, an electronic “carbon list” which shows the daily power consumption of each home-stay room will be generated and automatically deliver to each customer. This innovative approach is designed to advocate green use of power in the society. The product has lowered energy consumption at an average rate of practically 7.3 percent for the accessed home-stay residences, over half a year since the “carbon lists” were generated.
This exploration only marks an epitome of the efforts made by Hangzhou Power Supply Company in pursuing sustainable development. In recent years, the company has been dedicated to green energy development and power technology innovations, and has been honored the 2018 Global Compact Network China “SDG Pioneer Enterprise” by the United Nations. The company works on the clean power access to households. It has connected 18,000 distributed PV power stations into the grid and put into operation China’s first comprehensive power supply station of electricity, natural gas and oil. The company also takes an active role in rural vitalization by finishing the grid connection and upgrading of 135 urban villages and 41 towns with unique characteristics. In addition, it is making continuous efforts in Ubiquitous Power of Internet of Things, launching the country’s first power cloud computing module for seniors living alone and supplying 24/7 care for the elderly in communities with smart meters.
State Grid Corporation of China, represented by Xu Chuanzi and Hangzhou Power Supply Company, takes the lead in the sustainable development of global energy industry. Over the years, the corporation has generated 530 million kilowatts of installed capacity for renewable energy production worldwide, included and digested emerging energy for grid connection at over 310 million kilowatts, both figures taking the first place in the world ranks. This means State Grid Corporation had helped reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.14 billion tons by 2018. The corporation now endeavors to bring the proportion of low-carbon energy in the mix of primary energy to a new level above 50 percent.