On October 22, 2019, the IEC 83rd General Meeting made it possible for Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) to join hands with Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection to establish cooperation partnerships with World Bank Group and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). SZTU hopes to make new breakthroughs in Shenzhen’s standardization and international development.
The IEC 83rd General Meeting releases the first Chinese version of IEC standards. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
Tian Shihong, vice minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation and administrator of the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China, Shu Yinbiao, IEC president-elect, Frans Vreeswijk, general secretary and CEO of IEC, Russell Sturm, head of Energy Access of IFC, Huang Min, deputy mayor of the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, Kuang Bing, Party secretary and director-general of Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, and Ruan Shuangchen, president of SZTU attended the meeting.
Huang Min, deputy mayor of the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, makes a speech during the meeting. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
In his speech, Deputy Mayor Huang Min noted that Shenzhen will support SZTU and Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection to build strategic partnerships with international organizations such as IEC Academy & Capacity Building Center and International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group (WBG).
SZTU took a significant step and obtained fruitful outcomes at the meeting, which will expand SZTU’s influence on international standards and international cooperation.
SZTU delegation witnesses the release ceremony of IEC TS 62257-9-5 in Chinese. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
IEC TS 62257-9-5 was made by Lighting Global of WBG, aiming to tackle the issue of electricity shortage, which has been affecting over one billion people in the world’s poverty-stricken areas, and achieve sustainable development. Given the huge potentials of off-grid solar products, which could be widely used in countries that jointly promote the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese companies are highly competitive in this field.
With the strong support from IEC, the State Administration for Market Regulation and the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, the first Chinese version of IEC standards was released under the joint efforts of Global Lighting, Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and SZTU.
Frans Vreeswijk, general secretary and CEO of IEC, says the release of IEC TS 62257-9-5 in Chinese is a milestone for IEC and China National Committee of IEC. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
IEC TS 62257-9-5 contains test methods that are used for evaluating off-grid solar products for solar modules. For one thing, the release of the Chinese version of IEC TS 62257-9-5 is beneficial for Chinese companies to produce qualified off-grid solar products that meet international standards requirements of off-grid solar products and reduce technical barriers to trade. For another, Chinese companies are more capable of reaching the global market and contributing to the realization of various sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
SZTU signs Cooperation Declaration with IEC Academy & Capacity Building Center. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
The Cooperation Declaration signed between SZTU and IEC Academy & Capacity Building Center marked the first organization in China to work on educational development with IEC. Together, they will carry out joint pilot projects on standard education, such as standard education in undergraduate education and targeted teaching cooperation projects for China National Committee of IEC.
The College of Quality and Standards of SZTU was jointly built by Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Pingshan District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, and SZTU in March, 2019. Since then, SZTU has been actively pushing forward the development of College of Quality and Standards and introducing rich resources on quality management and standard education.
IFC of the World Bank Group signs a MoU in China for the first time. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
At the General Meeting, SZTU and Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IFC, World Bank Group. This is the first time that IFC of the World Bank Group has signed a MoU in China.
Russell Sturm, head of Energy Access of IFC and founder of Lighting Global, underscores the significance of tackling the issues of energy access. [Photo provided to Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
“With the sustainable development and rising influence of Chinese economy, it is necessary to make good use of China’s manufacturing capabilities,” said Sturm, head of Energy Access of IFC and founder of Lighting Global, adding that China will play an important role in solving the energy shortage in one-third of the world’s population by participating in the Lighting Global programs and using IEC standards.
Tips: (The information below is cited from the official website of Lighting Global.)
Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s initiative to rapidly increase access to off-grid solar energy for the 840 million people living without grid electricity world-wide. Our programs are funded with support from the Energy Sector Management Assistant Program (ESMAP), The Public – Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), The Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea (IMELS), and the IKEA Foundation.