The Innovation and Development Conference of the 60th Anniversary was held by North China Electric Power University in Beijing on October 28, 2018. Founded in 1958 in Beijing, North China Electric Power University has been under the management of power departments of the state. In 2003, it was transferred to Ministry of Education and established with joint efforts of Ministry of Education and council of State Grid Corporation of China, China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd., China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd., China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, China Guodian Corporation and China Power Investment Corporation. In 2017, the University ranked part of national universities under "Double First-Class" construction, focusing on the construction on subject group of Energy Power Science and Engineering. With the theme of "Light for Power of New Era" for the 60th Anniversary, North China Electric Power University followed the principle of "academic priority, departments focused, culture leading and public welfare prominence", presenting six plates and 18 key activities.