GENI-us Letter 2018-01
UN Secretary General Advocates For
Global Energy Interconnection
Dear GENI Friend,
We are featuring the Global Energy Interconnection project again – as it is in complete alignment with the GENI initiative to link renewable energy resources around the world. Liu Zhenya is the former Chairman of the State Grid Corp. of China and he has been pushing the economic, environmental and social benefits of this strategy. This graphic highlights where abundant hydro, solar and wind resources are found on every continent.
Regional clusters are similar to Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) that enable utilities to buy and sell electricity across borders, between utilities and nations.
These regional clusters can then be interconnected using high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines to move bulk electric power between continents. HVDC transmission losses are nominal, approximately .5% every 100 miles, especially when tapping a rich source of cheap renewable energy.
Now Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, has added his full support. He states this strategy is fundamental to achieving the “sustainable energy for all” target within the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Everyone wins – and the quicker we build it the better for all.
In Partnership for the Planet,
P.S.Please watch the attached video from GEIDCO, and then share it!