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State Grid Corporation of China Wins EEI’s 2018 International Edison Award
SAN DIEGO (June 6, 2018) – State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) today received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2018 International Edison Award, the U.S. electric power industry’s most prestigious honor. A panel of former energy company chief executives selected SGCC for the annual award from a group of distinguished finalists.

A robust, integrated, and flexible charging network is essential for electric vehicle (EV) growth and deployment in China. SGCC developed the Smart Internet of Vehicles EV Charging Network, which allows the company to expand its EV capacity. In the process, SGCC overcame significant barriers to success, including a lack of standards for manufacturers, to build the largest EV charging network in the world.

“State Grid Corporation of China’s exemplary effort to build smarter energy infrastructure that supports the expansion of electric vehicles demonstrates our industry’s commitment to customers and to accelerating transportation electrification throughout the world,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “The reduction of transportation pollution is a global challenge, and the electric power industry is taking significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world by building the charging infrastructure that is needed to advance electric vehicle adoption.”

SGCC has established, maintained, and continuously expanded the world’s largest EV charging network and EV service platform. It has constructed 6,286 stations (last updated April 2018) and 56,000 charging piles throughout China. The “9 East-West Highways, 9 North-South Highways, 2 Beltways” covers almost 20,000 miles (last updated April 2018) of distance in more than 150 cities. The EV charging platform also has enabled access of 183,000 charging pile (last updated April 2018) from other service operators, which effectively promotes the reliability of EV charging as well as the development of the EV industry in China.

Congratulations to the SGCC team for winning the 2018 International Edison Award,” said Kuhn.
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