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 December 6, 2018, the Tianjin Shigezhuang 220 kV Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) Scientific and Technological Demonstration Project successfully completed 168 hours of commissioning, marking the operation of the world’s first SSSC.
On December 5 (Local Portugal time), as witnessed jointly by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, Kou Wei, President of State Grid, and Rodrigo Costa, Chairman and CEO of Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN), signed a framework agreement for coooperation at the Palace of Queluz in Lisbon to deepen bilateral cooperation in the energy field.