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Establishment of the New Research Centre for Grid Modernisation (RCGM)

3 Jun 2024

We are thrilled to announce the establishment on the new Research Centre for Grid Modernisation (RCGM). The centre aims to drive innovations and applications for modernising the power grid and developing advanced electric power systems to support Hong Kong and the country's goals of carbon neutrality and sustainable energy.

The RCGM launch ceremony at the PolyU campus was attended by government officials, industry leaders, and experts from 26 universities across Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. Mr TSE Chin-wan, Secretary for Environment and Ecology of the HKSAR Government and Prof. SUN Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the HKSAR Government delivered opening remarks to congratulate the University on the establishment of the Centre.

RCGM aims to create an international platform for grid modernization, collaborating with academia, industry and governments globally. Its mission is to develop secure, sustainable and affordable energy systems through multidisciplinary R&D. The Centre also facilitates deployment of advanced electric grid and sustainable energy technologies, to power future smart and carbon-neutral zones in the Greater Bay Area.

RCGM has received strong support from various organizations and universities as its inaugural partners. The Centre has also invited five renowned experts and scholars in energy and power to join as honorary advisors.

During the event, RCGM and Shenzhen Auto Electric Power Plant Company Limited announced their partnership to establish the PolyU-Autosun Joint Laboratory for Sustainable PowerTech Research in Modern Grid. This collaboration aims to propel R&D in electric vehicle charging, smart microgrids, new energy storage systems, and health monitoring systems for power equipment.

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