Chinese Student Takes Energy Award

As a part of the dissemination activities of the WED Programme, Danish Minister for the Environment, Ms. Karen Ellemann, handed over the award for the best drawing in the school competition to 14 year old Guo Ziyuan from the middle school affiliated to the Jilin University.

The Danish Minister for the Environment participated in the official launching of the results from the Sino-Danish Wind Energy Development (WED) Programme at the State Grid Pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai on 25 June 2010.

As a part of the WED programme dissemination activities, the “Wind Energy in Educations” campaign have met big interest and been very well received by schools and universities. Amongst the activities of the campaign, the “Wind in My Mind” painting contest was concluded in the beginning of June. At the conference, the 14 year old student Guo Ziyuan from the middle school affiliated to Jilin University won first prize for his work “Wind Energy Benefits People” and was awarded by the Danish Minister for the Environment, Ms. Karen Ellemann. The winner Guo Ziyuan handed over his painting to Ms. Karen Ellemann and he expressed thanks to the WED programme for delivering the opportunity to learn more about wind energy.

The WED programme is now coming to an end and has introduced advanced international technology in the field of wind energy knowledge from Denmark and other European countries, as well as integrating international management experiences and working models into the Chinese wind energy industry.

Other activities included mapping of wind resources in the three provinces of Northeast China, developing macro-scale and micro-scale simulation models, graphing wind resource data in the three provinces, revising the existing guidelines for the integration of wind energy plants into the power grid and upgrading it to national standards. The programme also assessed the capacity of the existing power grid in the three provinces to integrate wind energy, revealing the region’s positive potential in this direction.

“In recent years the Sino-Danish WED Programme has achieved substantial results and contributed to an important development of the Chinese wind energy industry. I am pleased to see that the results and knowledge from the programme has also successfully been conveyed to so many Chinese stakeholders, including inter alia windmill manufacturers and the public sectors within wind energy and power supply. Furthermore, it is very satisfying to see how young students are involved in the programme to gain knowledge about the importance of wind power”, acting Ambassador of Denmark to China, Mr. Søren Jacobsen says.

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