On October 31, in Nangang Town, Shucheng County, Lu’an of Anhui Province, staff of State Grid Anhui Electric Power Company completed the world’s first ±1100 kV UHV live-line working 111 meters high above the ground, marking a new milestone for the operation at the ±1100 kV level.
Electric vehicle (EV) owners have always been bothered by the inconvenience of charging their vehicles for a long-distance travel. To alleviate this problem, State Grid has vigorously promoted the development of expressway charging facilities. Till now, it has already completed a high-speed EV charging network covering “Ten Vertical” expressways such as the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway and the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, “Ten-Horizontal” expressways such as the Qingdao-Yinchuan Expressway and the Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway, and the “Two Rings” of Capital Region Ring Expressway and Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway. The network includes 2,080 fast EV charging stations and 8,423 EV charging piles, covering nearly 50,000 kilometers of expressway and connecting 171 cities in 19 provinces.
On 24th October，the World Bank released Doing Business 2020. The global ranking of China’s business environment rises from the 46th to the 31st, gaining its position among the top 40. China was listed one of the top ten economies in optimizing business environment for two consecutive years. The report shows that the total score of China’s business environment is 77.9, 4.26 higher than the previous year. The score of the indicator “Getting Electricity” is 95.4 with an increase of 3.4 compared with that of last year; and the ranking rises from the 14th to the 12th. Besides “Performing Contract”, “Getting Electricity” is the indicator with the highest individual ranking.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Report for State Grid Corporation of China (Brazil) was issued in Rio de Janeiro on October 17. This is the first country-specific CSR report State Grid issued in Brazil. The report detailed State Grid's footprints in Brazil and its efforts to fulfill social and environmental responsibilities, benefit the local population and create environmental and socio-economic values.
On the afternoon of October 25, 2019, under the witness of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brazilian President Bolsonaro, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque and State Grid Executive Chairman Kou Wei signed the commercial operation license for the Phase II of Brazilian Belo Monte Hydropower ±800kV UHV DC Transmission Project at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, marking the commercial operation of the project.
On October 24, Kou Wei, Chairman of State Grid, met with Onyx Lorenzoni, Brazilian President’s Chief of Staff and his delegation in Beijing. The two parties exchanged views on further strengthening exchanges and deepening cooperation in the field of energy and electricity. Mr. Liu Zehong, Executive Vice President of the company, also attended the meeting.