Recently, the national Power Grid Corp working conference for the second quarter of 2018 was held in Beijing. The meeting pointed out that we should adhere to the general tone of steady and progressive work, take deepening the structural reform on the supply side as the main line, tackle difficulties and grasp implementation, implement the development strategy of New Age Company from a high starting point in accordance with the requirements of high-quality development, and accelerate the construction of world-class energy Internet enterprises with outstanding competitiveness. This goal, arguably, will not only better serve its huge customer base of more than 1.1 billion people, but may also permanently change the global landscape of the energy industry.
Over a long period of time, the world's energy development relies too much on fossil fuels, resulting in resource constraints, climate change, environmental pollution and other issues increasingly prominent, a serious threat to human survival and development, the situation is very grim. To meet the challenges, we need to comprehensively grasp the new characteristics of globalization of economic development, resource allocation and environmental impact, and push the world's energy on the road of safe, clean, efficient and sustainable development. According to the forecast of BP, IEA and other authoritative energy agencies, although the judgment of total energy consumption is different because of different statistical caliber and power conversion method, the trend is similar. By 2035, the world's total primary energy consumption is expected to fluctuate in the range of 249-28 billion tons of standard coal. The BP World Energy Outlook (2017 Edition) pointed out that by 2035, global energy demand will increase by about 30%. At this time, China State Grid Corporation proposed that to build a world-class energy Internet enterprise and change the global pattern of the energy industry, the answer is, first of all, based on the development of high-quality power grid, which includes building intrinsically safe power grid, building a strong smart grid with UHV as the backbone grid, and building a first-class modernization. Distribution network. That is to say, the renewable energy from the load center can be transformed into electric power and resource allocation. Most of the clean energy can be used efficiently only when it is converted into electric energy. Electric energy, as a high-quality, clean and efficient secondary energy, can replace the vast majority of energy demand and is the most important terminal energy in the future. Therefore, the implementation of clean substitution and energy substitution as the main content of the "two substitutions" is an important direction of the world's sustainable energy development.
Therefore, changing the global pattern of the energy industry requires the advanced UHV transmission and smart grid technology of China National Grid, the construction of global energy Internet, and the provision of safer, more economical, cleaner and sustainable energy for the world economic development. Only by building the global energy Internet and building a new pattern of energy development can we stimulate new vitality of economic growth, create a better social life, open a new chapter of human civilization, and comprehensively and profoundly change the world.