2017 Seminar on Energy Cooperation for Malaysia

Mohd Kamsani Iksan
Mr. Chua Thian Ann
Mr. Saravanan Sabaratnam

The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) is an executive agency of the State Council of China. The ministry is responsible for formulating policy on foreign trade, export and import regulations, foreign direct investments, consumer protection, market competition and multilateral trade agreements. The ministry is also the Department of Aid to Foreign Countries which is directly responsible for planning and carrying out international assistance to other developing countries. MOFCOM has also established 245 economic and commercial counsellor’s office in countries with diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China.

Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited ( hereinafter referred to as Powerchina Zhongnan ) which was founded in 1949, is mainly engaged in engineering survey and design, engineering consultancy, supervision and monitoring, EPC contracting, investment and development, the supply of electro-mechanical plant and renewable energy. 2017 Seminar on Energy Cooperation for Malaysia was conducted at Sylva International Hotel, Changsha, Hunan. The 14 days seminar covered the following topics:

• Promotion mechanism for new energy development and utilization.
• Planning and construction of pumped storage power station.
• Efcient utilization of pumped storage power station and clean energy.
• Construction and connection to grid for solar power generation and large solar PV power generation in China.
• Current development and prospect of smart grid home and abroad.

During the 15 days (12 October to 26 October 2017) of the Seminar, we learnt and experienced a lot. Numerous subjects on various Renewable Energy were lectured by experts in their felds. Lectures were lectured by experts in their felds. Lectures were delivered in Mandarin and well translated into English. The manuals provided were also informative. The knowledge gained is invaluable, especially when adding the site visits. Information on China’s reform/ opening up, technology initiatives with regards to the nations’ One Belt One Road policy was also shared to us. We even had an opportunity to experience the rich Chinese culture in the form of Calligraphy art.

The sightseeing tours were most memorable, the exhilarating high speed rail ride, ancient city visit, the paradise city tour and of course the shopping! Equally important to mention is that much efort was put into arrangement of food, accommodation, classroom comfort, communications and logistics. Further a special friendship bond was formed between all the participants from Malaysia and the Seminar coordinators.