On Dec. 31, 2018, Changji-Guquan ± 1,100 kV UHV Project, the world's first ±1,100 kV UHV DC transmission project, designed and constructed independently by China, successfully began full-voltage power transmission.
As we usher in the new year, we would like to extend our sincere greetings and best wishes to all leaders, friends, partners and customers, active and retired staff and their families.
On December 26, the Zhangbei flexible substation and AC/DC distribution network scientific and technological demonstration project completed all tests and trial runs required, becoming the world's first flexible substation-based AC/DC distribution network to enter commercial operation.
On December 19, the China Consumers Association held a press conference in Beijing and released its Report on Customer Experience Survey of Enterprise Service Hotlines in Key Service Areas[l1] . State Grid’s performance in the survey ranked the first, with a customer perceived value[c2] score of 88.2.
On 6th November, the Chinese Central SOE International Cooperation Forum organized by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, was held in Shanghai during the China International Import Expo (CIIE). The State Grid trade delegation attended the Forum and signed an import cooperation agreement with ABB. In the afternoon of the same day, the company also held an Agreement Signing Ceremony, to sign various import cooperation agreements with other suppliers. Han Jun, Executive Vice President of State Grid attended the Forum as well and delivered a speech at the Agreement Signing Ceremony.
On 5th November, the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) was held in Shanghai. Dr. Shu Yinbiao, Chairman of State Grid and the Party Committee, was present at the Opening Ceremony where Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his inspiring speech titled Work Together for an Open Global Economy That is Innovative and Inclusive. During the Expo, Dr. Shu Yinbiao met with George Katrougkalos, Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece, and held in-depth discussions on enriching understanding, enhancing mutual trust and promoting concrete cooperation in the energy and power sector. Prior to the Opening Ceremony, Dr. Shu Yinbiao also inspected the power supply arrangements for CIIE and asked related departments to spare no efforts in ensuring power supply for CIIE. Han Jun, Executive Vice President of State Grid and Member of the Party Committee, and Zhang Zhigang, Executive Vice President of State Grid, attended the related activities as well.