UM and China Southern Power Grid build joint lab to promote research and development of carbon-neutral power and energy systems
MACAO, September 8 – The University of Macao (UM) and China Southern Power Grid Co, Ltd (China Southern Power Grid) today (September 8) signed an online collaboration agreement on the establishment of the China Southern Power Grid – University of Macau Joint Smart Food and Energy Laboratory for Carbon Neutrality and held a plaque unveiling ceremony for the lab. Through the university-enterprise collaboration, the joint laboratory will fully showcase the strengths of both sides, carry out scientific and technological research, talent training and industrial promotion in the field of carbon-neutral smart energy and power systems, realize the deep integration of industry, universities and research institutes, and promote the innovation and development of the power and energy industry in Macau, the Greater Bay Area and the all of China.
Ge Wei, vice-rector of UM, and Li Rui, general manager of the innovation management department of China Southern Power Grid, signed the agreement on the establishment of the joint laboratory. The signing of the agreement took place in the presence of Wang Hongzhi, general manager of China Southern Power Grid; Fang Lei, deputy director of the Science and Technology Innovation Office of the State Council Public Assets Supervision and Administration Commission; Liang Qinru, deputy director of the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province; Huang Shengbiao, Deputy Head of the Economic Affairs Department of the Macao SAR Central People’s Government Liaison Office; Chan Tze Wai, deputy director of the Macao Economic and Technological Development Bureau; Yonghua Song, rector of UM and director of the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City; and key members of the joint laboratory.
In his speech, Wang said China Southern Power Grid has a good basis for cooperation with UM and meets the economic and social development needs of Hong Kong and Macao. He expressed the hope that the establishment of this joint laboratory will lead to extensive collaboration in forward-looking basic research, breakthroughs in key technologies, product development and transformation of research results between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in the field of energy and electricity. , adding that the joint lab would also help create a more flexible, diverse, open and inclusive culture of innovation, build a clean and low-carbon Greater Bay Area and develop the Greater Bay Area by an international center for technological innovation with global partners. radiation.
In his speech, Chan pointed out that Macao SAR’s second five-year plan clearly spells out the importance of continuously working towards the goal of peak carbon and carbon neutrality. She expressed hope that the joint lab would provide Macau with the appropriate environment to conduct scientific research on carbon neutrality and combine UM’s strengths in research and China Southern Power Grid’s capabilities in development. industrial and technological to accelerate industry-university. technology transfer, which is part of the initiative to meet the country’s needs with the strength of Macao.
In his speech, Song said that UM, as a comprehensive public university in Macao SAR, actively promotes Macao’s moderate economic diversification, construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the development of science education in China. . To help China and Macao achieve the strategic goal of carbon neutrality, UM has created systematic development plans and conducted a series of long-term and in-depth work in academic research, industrial promotion and talent training in related fields. UM’s State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City conducted research on theories and technologies for optimizing low-carbon operations and protecting integrated energy systems in internet-based smart cities. Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence; The Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering has conducted research on fundamental theories and technologies such as new energy harvesting, high-density energy storage, and carbon dioxide conversion. Through the aforementioned interdisciplinary platforms, UM is committed to promoting theoretical and technological advances in carbon neutrality, advancing the development of the carbon neutrality industry, and educating versatile carbon neutrality professionals.
China Southern Power Grid, established in 2002, is a state-owned enterprise operated by the central government and invested by the State Council’s Public Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. China Southern Power Grid is responsible for the investment, construction, operation and management of the southern regional power grid, ensuring electricity supply to five provinces, namely Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan, as well as Hong Kong and Macao. The company has also participated in the development and operation of power facilities in Southeast Asia and in countries targeted by China’s “Belt and Road” initiative. China Southern Power Grid has been ranked among the top 500 enterprises in the world for 17 consecutive years and is currently ranked No. 91. As one of the leading enterprises in China’s power industry, China Southern Power Grid has strong capabilities industrial and R&D in the field of carbon. -neutral intelligent power and energy systems.