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Huawei & Yancheng's Net Zero Carbon Project wins Energy Globe Award
Thu, 1st Feb 2024

The joint initiative of Huawei and the Yancheng Power Supply Company of State Grid Jiangsu, the Net Zero Carbon Intelligent Campus Project, won the distinguished Energy Globe Award on 25th January. This project, recognised for its progressive fusion of clean energy and digitalisation, was honoured by a panel comprising entities such as the Energy Globe Foundation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

The Yancheng Low-Carbon and Smart Energy Industrial Park Project, as it is also known, incorporates clean energy and digitalisation strategies to account for 85% of its total energy consumption. In comparison, 100% of the terminal energy is electrical. This innovative approach translates into an annual saving of 3 million kWh of electricity and a reduction of approximately 5600 tons in carbon emissions. It previously received the 2022 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Champion Prize.

Dr Anthony Hu Hao, the Chief Expert of Huawei Electric Power Digitalidation BU (Business Unit), was commended for his outstanding leadership in the project. In receiving the Energy Globe World Award trophy, he stated that Huawei will pave a digital pathway with partners for the global energy transition and the achievement of carbon neutrality goals.

The Net Zero Carbon Intelligent Campus Project was chosen from more than 2000 remarkable projects spanning over 180 countries, marking it the only winner from China. According to the international jury, the project is deeply rooted in five core values: net-zero carbon energy supply, multi-energy coordination, optimal energy efficiency, digital empowerment, and cross-border innovation. It skilfully combines renewables, centralised and distributed energy systems, hydrogen, and energy storage, tackling the challenges posed by energy, carbon, and digital integration through an intricate balance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing, thus leading to sustainable and intelligent operations.

Dr Anthony Hu Hao's T Transformation Model and net-zero carbon intelligent energy system underpin the award-winning project. His focus on smart zero-carbon management, integrated energy systems, and smart campus scenarios led to the successful planning, construction, and operations of the project. Thus, the Net Zero Carbon Intelligent Campus Project serves as a model for building a green, low-carbon, safe, and efficient energy system in campus scenarios, supporting the net-zero objective of cities and countries.

Moreover, the project has accumulated other accolades for its integrated solution, including the Champion Prize at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2022 and recognition as one of the Top 10 Global Projects of 2022 Paulson Prize for Sustainability. The project's core theories, architectures, and solutions won the Best Paper Award and the Best Presentation Award at the IEEE International Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration and the International Power and Energy Development Forum 2023.

Committed to leading the global energy transition, Huawei delivers scenario-based solutions for power generation, transmission, transformation, distribution, and consumption that foster secure, efficient, green, and innovative transitions. These real-world success stories continue to lay the groundwork for Huawei's commitment to becoming the best partner for the global energy industry.