By INS Contributors

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--“We call on all countries to actively optimise policies in the areas of national policies, industry access, industry chain development and technology sharing, create favourable conditions for the development of the gas turbine power generation industry, and achieve the goal of optimising energy mix and low-carbon development.” 

On August 16, at the Global Gas Turbine Power Generation Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as its home venue, CGN Energy International Co., Ltd. (CGNEI), hand in hand with all the representatives of the gas turbine power generation industry chain, issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration and ultimately committed to promoting the global high-quality development of the gas turbine power generation industry.

The two-day summit was jointly held in four places, namely Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beijing and Shenzhen, China, and Paris, France. Guided by China Electricity Council, hosted by CGN Energy International, Co-organized by China Electric Power Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Gas Turbine Power Generation Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering. 
Programmes at the conference included keynote presentations, signing ceremonies, workshops for exchanges, and other related networking sessions. The topics of discussion covered the development trend of global gas turbine power generation, technological innovation, project construction, production operation and maintenance, and spare parts management, etc. Government representatives, power grids, industry associations, power producers, and industry chain representatives from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Egypt, Japan, Singapore, and other countries attended the conference.

At the main venue in Kuala Lumpur, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing pointed out in his speech that after nearly half a century of ups and downs, the friendship between China and Malaysia has grown over time resulting in cooperation in various fields has also been growing steadily. 
China has been Malaysia's largest trading partner for 13 consecutive years, and investment in Malaysia continues to grow. Under the framework of the "Belt and Road" initiative, the two countries deepen the connection of development strategies. 
In the field of energy, China and Malaysia continue to deepen cooperation in oil and gas trade, energy infrastructure construction, power generation, photovoltaic industry, etc. Chinese enterprises represented by CGN Edra have contributed to the energy cooperation between the two countries, effectively driving local economic development and benefiting the people.

Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Malaysia, Datuk Ali Biju, also highlighted at the conference that the Low Carbon Energy Strategy is a national strategy being implemented by Malaysia, aiming to achieve zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in line with the commitment in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030. The characteristics of gas turbine power generation fit right in with Malaysia's energy strategy.

Mr. Shi Weiqi, chairman of CGN Energy International, also pointed out in his keynote speech that in 2020, Global gas turbine power generation accounts for 24 percent of total power generation. In the context of achieving "carbon neutrality" by 2050, It is expected that gas turbine power generation will continue to grow in the short term and gradually replace coal-fired power generation. 
Existing gas turbine power plants will gradually be innovated with CCUS technology or a combination used with low-carbon fuels such as hydrogen. Mr. Zhang Chaoqun, vice president of CGN Energy International (in charge of work), pointed out in his speech that in sustainable development, under the background of green and low-carbon energy conservation and emission reduction, gas turbine power generation is a low-carbon, high-quality clean energy variety. 
Firstly, able to optimize and adjust the energy structure, secondly it can provide large-scale, high-response peak-shaving power and sustainable power. Thirdly, it is beneficial to the safety and economical operation of the power grid. Fourthly, it can provide customers with multi-energy varieties services such as cold, heat, steam, and electricity through flexible operation modes. It is a low- carbon, high-quality, reliable, economical, and flexible energy mode.

The summit also noted that under the leadership of the Chinese government's “Belt and Road" initiative, and in light of the continuous integration between Chinese and international economies, there will be more new development and breakthroughs in cooperation between China and its international partners in gas turbine power generation.

At the summit, Energy International and industry chain representatives issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Gas Turbine Power Generation, calling on all countries to actively optimize policies in the fields of national policies, industry access, industrial chain construction, and technology sharing, etc. 
All parties in the gas turbine power generation industry are encouraged to jointly create a gas turbine power generation ecology with open technology and knowledge sharing. 
This will inspire win-win cooperation across the entire industry chain, collaboratively improve energy efficiency levels, carry out technological innovation, achieve a zero-carbon cycle of gas turbine power generation, and jointly promote the development and prosperity of the industry.

At the summit, CGNEI also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and exchanged documents with Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. with the aim of establishing a long-term, friendly and sustainable strategic partnership between the two parties. 
In the future, both parties will fully leverage their respective advantages in business, technology, and resources to further expand cooperation in the development and construction of international gas turbine power generation projects. 
On top of that, both agreed to work together to upgrade the existing gas-fired projects, adopt decarbonisation technology, and jointly explore hydrogen/ammonia combustion technology for use in new and existing power projects.

According to statistics from the China Electricity Council, as of the end of June 2022, China's gas-fired power generation installed capacity was 110 million kilowatts, ranking third in the world. It is estimated that by 2025, China's installed gas and power capacity will reach about 150 million kilowatts, showing a good momentum of development.