From the Vice Chair

Vice Chair
Dr. Jeanne Ng
(CLPRI, Hong Kong SAR)

Since the 2015 announcement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change by over 175 countries from around the world, expectations are slowly but surely mounting for countries to show progress on their commitments and goals. Given the crucial role that energy plays in the sustainable development of any country or economy, one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG #7 is to provide affordable and clean energy. To achieve this, fostering innovation, as part of SDG #9 will be essential to delivering resilient infrastructure and promoting sustainable industrialization in the energy sector.

IERE is in a strong position to facilitate the development of future power systems that are aligned with these important Sustainable Development Goals. As a global platform of electric R&D, technology development and deployment, members of IERE can exchange and share cutting-edge research and technologies, thus promoting innovation that helps to ensure the development of safe, secure, reliable and affordable electricity supply that is clean and sustainable.

I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve IERE as the Vice Chair and be a part of IERE’s exciting future as it continues to support the sustainable development and growth of the electric power industry.

Jeanne Ng
IERE Vice-Chair