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Wu Kai: Driving Our Renewable Future through Innovation to Create Flexible Low Carbon Energy System

On May 23-24, 2018, the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3), co-hosted by European Commission and Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Nordic Council of Ministers, were held in Copenhagen and Malmö respectively .

During the annual “feast of energy sector”, the countries participating in the meeting introduced and discussed policies, technologies and business models of innovative clean energy, and put forward practical solutions to push ahead for global clean energy reform.

As an international company supplying comprehensive clean energy, energy saving and environmental protection solutions, Goldwind was invited to attend the event for its achievements and beneficial experiments in promoting the development of global clean energy industry. Mr. Wu Kai, Executive Vice President of Goldwind, delivered the keynote speech “Driving our Renewable Future”, which was well received.

To become an international supplier of comprehensive clean energy, energy saving and environmental protection solutions

Wu Kai said that, since its establishment in 1998, Goldwind has witnessed several phases of new energy development globally. The company has been the promoter of innovations and has been focusing on and pushing forward energy transformation. With global installed capacity of 44GW, Goldwind was among “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies” on several occasions, one of 2016 “Top100 Global Challengers”, and one of Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM magazine) Intellectual Property Champions of China.

From Ecuador, nearly 2,900 meters of height and maximum Mercalli intensity of over VIII (Severe), to Chinese island where average wind speed is only 5m/s, from Pakistan, where the highest temperature is over 30℃ and frequent sandstorms, to Northeast China, where the lowest temperature is below -30℃, Goldwind's wind turbine have proved to be able to deliver excellent performances in diverse and adverse climatic conditions. Goldwind has 28,500 operational wind turbines (of which, more than 24,000 are direct drive turbines) spread in six continents and nearly 20 countries, providing green, stable and low carbon clean energy to thousands of families.

As a responsible company “citizen”, Goldwind’s global installed capacity is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 90.4 million tons every year or replanting 49.4 million cubic meters of trees.

Smart park construction: from supply side to consumer side

Internet of energy is an important form of future energy system, where smart microgrid acts as the fundamental unit. Internet of energy integrates various new energies, with energy storage technology and energy management technology. It delivers safe, stable, clean and smart power supply system to the clients.

Wu Kai said that Goldwind has never stopped its exploration of smart park construction. A 2.5MW wind turbine, together with 500kW photovoltaic panel on the top of Goldwind Smart Energy Tower, and energy storage, GSHP and water storage system, at the company’s international headquarters in Beijing, clearly outlines the energy efficiency policy of Goldwind Smart Park.

At the same time, Goldwind has taken several measures on consumer side, at the Smart Park such as encouraging the use of new energy vehicles and constantly improving green energy system of the entire park.

“Currently, 50 percent of the electricity used in the park is generated through renewable energy resources. This number is expected to reach 70 percent this year. While doing so, Goldwind hopes to explore viable ways for the whole society to make maximum use of renewable energy.”

“For the sake of the whole smart park, we make sure that each kWh of electricity is consumed within its shortest radius to reduce power transmission loss and bring down the generation cost, and the load and power supply are efficiently integrated through the smart microgrid to significantly improve the operational efficiency of the system.” said Wu Kai.

More than that, the experience of smart microgrid deployed in Beijing park can be adopted in many other provinces and cities, home and abroad, including Indonesia, Australia and Africa, which have witnessed strong market demands.

IoT and big data help to embrace a green future

Looking forward, Wu Kai pointed out that IoT, big data and artificial intelligence technologies will help the mankind to embrace a green future. Diverse and flexible energy system will be seamlessly connected through Goldwind’s energy Internet. By leveraging big data analytical platform, it will promote wider application of renewable energy. “Custom-made application scenarios are fast catching the nerve of the society. Decentralized and flexible interconnectivity between various renewable energies will create a greener future,” he remarked.

“For China, Beijing and Zhangjiakou, 2022 will be a year worth looking forward to. Because this would be the time China will be hosting Winter Olympics for the first time. How to deliver a cleaner, greener and lower-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022 will be a challenging task? This will need participation of not only just a few people, several enterprises or local governments alone, but the whole society to adhere to and practice the green concept.” Wu Kai pointed out that the Chinese government has been making sincere efforts to meet this challenge successfully by introducing “synchronized prices of wind power and thermal power”. In this backdrop, Goldwind will provide exclusive green, low-cost, reliable and value-added comprehensive energy services to the users in Zhangjiakou.

Last but not least, Wu Kai said, energy reform is already in the foreseeable future. Goldwind will join hands with all industry partners, with a commitment of ensuring 100 percent of green energy supply for 2022 Winter Olympics, to build a reliable, affordable and sustainable world of new energy.