PolyU and China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd have set up a joint research institute to foster the Nation’s new power systems initiative with green electricity technologies.


The “Joint Institute for Green and Secure Power Grid” (the Joint Institute) will harness quality research results and interdisciplinary technologies in the fields of power equipment, green and secure management, smart cities, and green and safe power supplies.


The establishment of the Joint Institute shall further deepen the long-time partnership between PolyU and CSG, said Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU.


“Looking forward, our research team will advance the development of the new power systems and the research of novel green technologies, focusing particularly on new energy and smart city applications. Our efforts will contribute to the realisation of the country’s goals to peak carbon emissions and attain carbon neutrality,” Prof. Teng said.


CSG plans to provide funding of RMB30 million in the upcoming five years to support PolyU in carrying out a series of fundamental and forward-looking research projects. In addition to joint research projects, the collaboration aims to cultivate interdisciplinary experts of a high calibre to form a research force for building the new national power systems.


“This partnership realises in-depth exchanges among industry, academic and research sectors, which not only supports the innovative development of the energy industry in China, but also provides strong support for building the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area into a national model for high-quality economic, social and technological development,” said Mr Wang Hongzhi, General Manager of CSG.