From the Chair

Dr. Jeanne Ng
(CLPRI, Hong Kong SAR)

In this new era of increased disruptions from extreme weather events and incidents like COVID-19 and social demonstrations, all occurring around the world, it is important for IERE to continue encouraging research and development (R&D) in new technologies. As we adapt to the new norm of constant disruptions and fast pace of change, we need new technologies and practices to help make us more resilient to these acute disruptions as well as to the physical and indirect impacts of climate change.

At the end of the day, we need new technologies and strategies to help the power industry decarbonise, digitalise, decentralise and to be more demand-focused.

IERE is in the unique position of being a global platform for electric R&D, technology development and deployment, that is headquartered in Asia. Members of IERE from around the world can exchange and share cutting-edge R&D, and promote the technological innovations necessary to ensure the development of safe, secure, reliable and affordable electricity supply that is also clean and sustainable.

I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve IERE as the Chair, working with all my fellow Board members to help steer and bear witness to IERE’s efforts in supporting the sustainable development and growth of the electric power industry during these changing and challenging times.

Jeanne Ng
IERE Chair