Recently, the first batch of GEIDCO regional and national committees were officially launched, including 4 regional committees (Africa, MENA, Europe, and Latin America) and 7 national committees (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal). Their inauguration marks an important progress in the global outreach and structuring of GEIDCO. The regional and national committees are composed of leading organizations, enterprises, universities, and research institutions of energy and power sector. The committees will take advantage of local knowledge and expertise, to serve as a platform for facilitating resource exchange and cooperation, and further explore and implement energy interconnection solutions that meet local conditions.
Over the past 4 years, GEIDCO has made all round progress in concept promotion, power planning, project implementation and international cooperation. At its 2020 Annual Work Conference, GEIDCO proposed to establish a global structure led by the headquarters, with smooth coordination with regional committees, and supported by national committees to better promote GEI development.
The inauguration ceremonies of the first batch of regional and national committees were held successively in late September. The chairpersons of the committees join in the ceremony virtually and made speeches via online video-conferencing. They reiterated the importance of promoting clean energy and grid interconnection, which they believed could better facilitate regional energy integration and achieve development goals, while playing an important role in tackling climate change, and enhancing emission reduction and decarbonization. The regional and national committees will firmly support the GEI development and the work of GEIDCO, strengthen multilateral practical cooperation in the energy field, and effectively promote regional and national energy interconnection
According to the plan, GEIDCO will set up 8 regional committees and more than 50 national committees around the world within 2-3 years to create a more open, inclusive, and efficient global network and an effective operation and management system.