China-initiated int'l energy organization attracts 602 members

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-28 19:38:10|Editor: ZX
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BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhua) -- The China-proposed Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) said Thursday that it has 602 members from 85 countries and regions.

Over the past three years, GEIDCO inked 31 agreements with some national governments and international organizations including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and launched cooperation with them on idea dissemination, research and resource sharing, said Zhang Yibin, deputy director of the Development Bureau of GEIDCO.

The organization, the first of its kind initiated by China in the energy sector, has set up seven regional offices and 36 joint offices globally. Its influence has grown remarkably since its establishment in March 2016.

It aims to promote the establishment of global energy interconnection to meet power demand with clean and green alternatives.

The GEI is a platform that connects grids around the world to facilitate development, deployment and utilization of clean energy, with ultra-high voltage transmission as the backbone.

In September 2018, GEIDCO and the Guinean government initiated the establishment of the African Energy Interconnection Sustainable Development Alliance. African nations have responded positively, with over 10 countries promising to join the federation.