Liu Zhenya Visits Helmholtz Association,TUB, Fraunhofer IPK
Mr. Liu Zhenya, Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) talked with Professor Otmar Wiestler, Helmholtz Association's Acting President and Mr. Christian Thomsen, President of Berlin Institute of Technology (TUB). After talks with professors from TUB, he then visited Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Fraunhofer IPK(Industrie 4.0) co-founded by Fraunhofer and TUB.
During these discussions, Mr. Liu Zhenya explained the what, why and how of GEI, and introduced UHV transmission R&D, its engineering application, and energy interconnection in China. He pointed out that GEI is able to solve the problems of resource constraints, environmental pollution and climate change as the inevitable way out to realize energy reform and its sustainable development. Since GEI is in line with the common interest of the mankind and provides huge potential for global energy development and technology innovation, he would like to strengthen cooperation with related parties to push GEI forward.
Professor Wiestler agreed that GEI, as a grant goal and concept, would bring tremendous change to future energy development. He said Helmholtz Association would like to strengthen cooperation with GEIDCO in technological R&D and think tank construction to promote GEI. Professor Wiestler also suggested to co-organize symposiums for experts in related areas. Both sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation and establish a regular communication mechanism. Dean of KIT and Directors of Helmholtz Association's Public Relations, Knowledge & Technology Transfer, and Energy Technological Research attended the meeting.
TUB President Christian Thomsen was impressed by the concept of GEI and what China has achieved so far after listening to the introductions. He expressed his full acknowledgement and support to GEI and looked forward to further exchanges and cooperation. He proposed to hold a large-scale GEI-related symposium in TUB and invited Chairman Liu to give a keynote speech.