The China Energy Research Society (CERS) recently established a sub-committee focused on energy storage, naming the China Energy Storage Alliance as secretariat. CERS is a research body formed under the China Association for Science and Technology, responsible for informing China’s energy policy. On Wednesday, September 28th, the CERS Energy Storage Committee held its inaugural meeting at The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Center for Thermal Physics Engineering Research.
CERS Operations Director Shi Yubo, National Energy Administration (NEA) Deputy Head of Science and Technology Equipment Qi Zhixin, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Head of the Industry Advancement Center Liu Yingjun, and Counsellor to the State Council Wu Zongxin all gave introductory speeches. Energy Storage Committee head Chen Haisheng read the newly established guiding principles of the committee , presented the working report, officially announcing the committee’s formal inauguration and elections of the director, assistant director, secretary general, as well as vice-secretary positions. Chen Haisheng (CAS Center for Thermal Physics Engineering Research) was elected as committee director. For assistant director, the following were elected: Xia Qing (Tsinghua University), Lai Xiaokang (China Electric Power Research Institute), Zhang Huamin (CAS), Li Hong (CAS), Yu Zhenhua (CNESA). CNESA’s Zhang Jing was elected Secretary General while Xu Yujie, Liu Wei, and Li Zhen were all elected to the vice-secretary position.
Assistant Director, Yu Zhenhua spoke on storage industry’s development, outlining the many aspects that can launch the industry, from national policy, technology innovation, manufacturing levels, applications, and business models. After formal speeches were made, a lively, free discussion period commenced.
Over 100 attendees converged, representing a wide array of organizations from government, power companies, energy storage technology companies, clean tech companies, and research organizations. The committee’s founding will further efforts to bridge industry representatives with policymakers, undoubtedly bolstering CNESA’s efforts to promote China’s promising energy storage industry.