China Renewable Energy Integration & Storage Convention 2012

Venue: Beijing

Location: Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Nov 08, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2012
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In China, the total wind capacity is estimated to have doubled again in 2010 (According to Data from WWEA). Thus, for power system operators, the challenge of integrating a rapidly increasing penetration of variable renewables is imminent. On the supply side, wind farm developers will face stiff competition for currently inadequate or slow connections to local and regional grids. This is particularly challenging in that even when existing wind farms are connected, grid operators frequently curtail wind power and wind farms run insufficient hours to remain economically viable.

The role of electricity storage becomes prominent when large shares of variable renewables penetrate the power mix. Electricity storage technologies can be applied to meet short and longterm load variations, with its capacities varying from less than 1 kW to 1 GW (IEA DSM, 2010). Various technologies exist or are on track to be developed, such as pumped hydro plants and lithium batteries, etc. The Chinese government's preference leans more towards large scalestorage capacity, pumped hydro plants and potentially electric vehicles (EVs).

According to statistics, at the end of 2010 SGCC had invested USD$6.3 billion, building 23.2 thousand kilometres of wind power grid integration power lines and 28.26 GW of wind regional power grid integration equipment stations, with maximum overall grid load of 4.2%, doubling every year for 5 years. Moreover, as the biggest limitation in wind power grid integration, State Grid has sped up technological standardization and equipment R&D implementation, increasing the grids allocation abilities. For instance, the total LVRT upgrade investment for current wind farms and turbine manufacturers has estimated over USD$10 billion.

We are pleased to announce the official launch of China Renewable Energy Integration&Storage Convention 2012 that will be held in Nov. 8-9th, 2012, Beijing, China, co-organized by Renewable Energy Storage Association and UMS Institute. This year's high-profile event will bring together 450+ distinguished participants from Electric Power Utility companies, Government Policymakers,Renewable Energy Generators, T&D companies, Energy Storage Solution Providers, Wind Turbine Manufactures, PV Contractors, Financial Institutions, Consultants, Associations, Institutes etc.