15-16 April 2019
Shanghai, China

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About China Utility Week

What Is The Event?

China Utility Week is a combination of exhibition areas, Summit for industry strategies and development trends discussion, Hub for actual industry solutions analysis and Initiate! Startup and Young talent program. Over 100 exhibitors, divided into various exhibition areas and national pavilions will show their systematic solutions. Industry leaders and experts from all over the world will present their speeches, shared wisdom and vision and analyze global industry landscape, as well as cutting-edge technologies and market trends in CUW.

CUW gathers energy institutes, government agencies, network operators,
suppliers, consultants, system integrators, startups, end-users and decision makers from both home and abroad, providing a preferred platform for energy industry professionals to expand their business, share innovative technologies and solutions and communication.

China Utility Week

“China is entering a new phase in its development, with the emphasis in energy policy now firmly on electricity, natural gas and cleaner, high-efficiency and digital technologies and China’s choices will play a huge role in determining global trends, and could spark a faster clean energy transition.”  

* source World Energy Outlook, IEA


Why China Utility Week?

China is quite simply the world’s largest market for electricity infrastructure development and smart grid technologies. China is expected to account for over 24 percent of the global smart grid market at around $96 billion by 2020.  
This energy transition that is being driven by libaralisation, digitalisation and ambitious goals to create a sustainable energy future for China. Understandably this creates many challenges and opportunities for both Chinese and International businesses.

What is China Utility Week

China Utility Week 2019 will be the largest, content rich International gathering where visions, global best practices can be shared, compared and business is done to help accelerate this sustainable digital transition.

Benefitting from being part of a global event portfolio, China Utility Week will once again utilise its global utility week event format of strategic summit, project focused hub sessions, Initiate!

For Whom

Inclusion and partnerships are key and therefore China Utility Week will serve as an annual meeting point for the community and is attended by 3,500 Chinese and international visitors from all levels of the utility value chain from technology giants to startups and from senior-level experts to young talent.

The Programme

A programme with two distinct purposes: Strategic discussions and Hub Sessions – for more practical industry solutions. More than 80 expert speakers will give you the insight you need to drive the industry forward.

The Exhibition

100 exhibitors offering end-to-end industry solutions and divided into specific industry zones and country pavilions.

China: Fast Facts

  • China is the world’s largest market for electricity infrastructure development and smart grid technologies.
  • China is expected to increase its power transmission lines from 1.15 million circuit kilometers (Ckm) in 2014 to over 1.59 million Ckm by end-2020.
  • The most growth is expected to be seen once the country’s Ultra High Voltage plans are executed. During 2022-2025, the market size is expected to grow the most and exceed $60bn in 2025.
  • SGCC and CSG are the two state-owned companies that operate and maintain six regional grids and are responsible for the transmission and distribution infrastructure in China.
  • China also has commitments to massively expand its use of smart meters. Through 2015, tenders for 425.8 million smart meters have been contracted.
  • According to Navigant, with upwards of 469 million smart meters at the end of 3Q 2017,
  • China continues to lead the market, accounting for 68.7% of tracked global installations.
  • According to GTM, by 2020 China is expected to account for over 24 percent of the global smart grid market at around $96 billion
  • China’s state-owned electric utility State Grid, with revenue of $315bn, is by far the world’s biggest power company.
  • The unique Zhangbei high-voltage direct current (HVDC) grid in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area of China will enable the integration of remote wind, solar and hydro energy in a transmission ring that ensures optimization of power flow.
  • Beijing’s ‘Made in China 2025’ blueprint states that China wants to become a global leader in the AI field by 2030.
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