Enel And Huaneng Group Signed MoU To Strengthen Cooperation On Environmental Friendly Power Generation
Enel Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the energy company China Huaneng Group (CHNG).
Recently in Beijing the Enel Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the energy company China Huaneng Group (CHNG) aimed at strengthening cooperation on:
- clean coal technologies such as flue gas purification technologies, plant efficiency and performance enhancing, as well as reduction of environmental footprint of coal plants;
- renewable energy and distributed generation.
The Memorandum, signed by Mr. Livio Vido, Head of the Enel Group’s Engineering and Research Division, and by Mr. Hu Jianmin, Vice President of CHNG, is the result of the combined effort of Enel and CHNG’s departments of Engineering, Research, Innovation and Carbon Strategy. The framework for such combined effort is set by the ongoing cooperation program between Enel, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. Such program, launched in 2008, is aimed at boosting environmentally sustainable technologies in power generation. More specifically, today’s Memorandum follows the signature in 2012 of another MoU between Enel and CHNG’s Clean Energy Research Institute that kick-started cooperation between the two groups on research in clean coal, renewables and distributed generation.
Within the framework of today’s Memorandum, Enel’s contribution will mainly apply to the following areas of expertise: flue gas purification, carbon capture and storage, pilot project analysis of distributed power generation in urban areas with innovative environmental sustainable technologies, renewable energy generation and regulatory framework implementation in order to foster possible pilot Emission Cap and Emission Trading programs in China.
The MoU signed today creates the conditions for a profitable industrial cooperation between two leading utilities on pilot, advanced technology projects to be applied to centralized and distributed generation. ENEL and CHNG have been working from several years on the application of state of the art technology solutions to environmental-friendly power generation. Today’s Memorandum also paves the way for a fruitful cooperation promoting specific initiatives to enhance efficiency as well as environmental performances of existing power plants and to jointly develop energy projects, also outside of China.
SOURCE: Enel Group