On September 26th, 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) initiative at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. Over the past two years, thanks to the active participation and support of all parties, GEI has evolved from a China's initiative to a global action, not only playing an important role in acceleration of energy transition and implementation of green and low-carbon development, but also bringing new opportunities to scientific research, talent cultivation and college innovative development.

On the occasion of the third anniversary for the proposal of GEI Initiative, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) and Shandong University will co-host the Global Energy Interconnection and College Innovative Development Forum. With more than 400 participants expected, including the presidents, teachers and students of the world-famous universities, and the representatives from relevant governmental departments, international organizations and enterprises, the Forum provides a great venue for in-depth exchanges on energy interconnection, the Belt and Road Initiative, scientific research innovation, universities' missions, duty of youth and other subjects.


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Opening Speeches
Moderator: WU Xuan, Secretary-General of Global Eergy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization(GEIDCO)
8:30-8:35 Opening Introduction
8:35-8:45 Welcome speech by GUO Xinli, Chairman of the University Council of Shandong University(SDU)
8:45-8:55 Welcome speech by LIU Qiang, Deputy Provincial Governor of Shandong Province
8:55-9:05 Welcome speech by LU Haitian, Division Chief of the Capacity Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
9:05-9:30 Keynote speech by LIU Zhenya, Chairman of GEIDCO, Chairman of China Electricity Council, Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
9:30-9:35 Launch of "University Alliance of Global Energy Interconnection"
9:35-9:40 Inauguration ceremony for the "Strategy and Technology Research Institute of Global Energy Interconnection"
Energy Interconnection and Belt and Road
Moderator: TONG Xinghua, Vice ChairmanĀ of the University Council of SDU
9:40-10:30 HAN Jun, Executive Vice President of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
Saifur Rahman, President of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)
WANG Wenzong, Vice President of China HUANENG Group Co., Ltd
LI Yanming, Vice President of Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA)
JIANG Bin, President of State Grid Shandong Electric Power Corporation
10:30-10:50 Tea Break
Energy Innovation and Mission of University
Moderator: CHEN Weijiang, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences Deputy Chief Engineer of State Gird Corporation of China
10:50-11:40 YANG Yongping, President of North China Electric Power University
LI Hexing, President of Shanghai University of Electric Power
JIANG Yunbao, Vice President of Xiamen University
ZHANG Xiaoping, Director of Institute for Energy Research and Policy, University of Birmingham
LIU Yu'an, Professor of Shandong University
Panel Discussion - Openness and Cooperation
Moderator: Michael Sterling, Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K
11:40-12:30 XUE Yusheng, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Professor Vladimir Terzija, University of Manchester
Professor XIAO Liye, Former Director of Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Kai Strunz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Richard Schomberg, Chairman of IEC Smart Energy
Voice of Scholars - Energy Interconnection and Research Innovation
Moderator: LIANG Xuming, Chief Technology Officer of GEIDCO
14:00-15:00 YAN Zheng , Chair of Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Professor Kai Strunz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
WEN Jinyu , Dean of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Alex Papalexopoulos , Fellow of IEEE, U.S.
Professor LIU Yanli , School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University
Professor Hossam A. Gabbar , University of Ontario Institute Technology
Voice of Students - Energy Innovation and Responsibility of the Youth
Moderator: ZHANG Hengxu, Director-General of Strategy and Technology Research Institute of Global Energy Interconnection
15:00-15:50 1. CAO Yongji , Shandong University
2. HUANG Long , South China University of Technology
3. LIN Chaofan , Xi'an Jiaotong University
4. LIU Fengrui , Northeast Electric Power University
5. YU Jiafan , Stanford University
Academic Exchange - EHV / UHV DC Transmission Technology
Moderator: Professor GAO Feng, School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University
15:50-15:55 Presenting awards
15:55-16:55 Presenting papers, followed by Q&A sessions with participants.
1. LI Wuhua , Zhejiang University, Active Thermal Control of Modular Multilevel Converters
2. YU Zhanqing , Tsinghua University, Principle and Development of 500 kV Hybrid DC Circuit Breaker Based on Coupled Negative Voltage Commutation
3. CHEN Ming , China Southern Power Grid Research Institute, Engineering Application Research for Mechanical HVDC Circuit Breaker
4. PEI Xiangyu , Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, Analysis of Transient Characteristics of Short-Circuit Current in Bipolar Flexible DC Grid
16:55-17:00 Summary by Professor GAO Feng