Deputy Director Zhang Yangmin of the Electric Power Safety Regulatory Division of the Energy Bureau: carry out safety management for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

On the morning of January 17th, 2021, the Infrastructure Sub-forum of the China Electric Vehicle Hundred People Forum opened in Beijing. Zhang Yangmin, Deputy Director of the Power Safety Supervision Department of the National Energy Administration, delivered a speech on behalf of Tong Guangyi, Director of the Safety Supervision Department.

As we all know, green development is an important part of Xi Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Developing new energy vehicles, especially electric vehicles, will be an important part of the green transformation of transportation energy. It will help to control oil consumption reasonably, reduce the external dependence of energy, implements the new energy security strategy of “four revolutions and one cooperation”, and achieve the goals of carbon peaking by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.

In 2020, although the national COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread, the development of new energy vehicles in China was not greatly affected, maintaining a long-term upward trend. The electric vehicle charging infrastructure network also effectively supported the promotion and application of new energy vehicles, vigorously promoted public green and low-carbon travel.

In the current world, we are experiencing profound and complex changes in both internal and external conditions of China’s development. New energy vehicles have been included in the national key supporting industries to accelerate its growth, promote its transition from the incubation period to the development period. Last year, the State Council issued the “Development Plan for the New Energy Vehicle Industry (2021-2035)”, further promoting the deep integration of new energy vehicles with energy, transportation, and communication, to form a new development pattern.

As the regulatory department responsible for power safety in the energy industry, we attach great importance to the safety of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We promote relevant enterprises to conduct research on the safety technology of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, product development, and pilot application, to fundamentally solve the safety problems. We are currently studying how to timely organize and carry out safety special inspections on electric vehicle charging infrastructure management, equipment and monitoring system safety operation, and construction standard guidelines to urge inspection, promote improvement, and promote construction, to improve the safety awareness of charging infrastructure operators, take measures to control safety risks, address safety hazards in a timely manner, and improve the management level of charging infrastructure safety production, to achieve controllable safety risks.

Since its establishment in 2014, the China Electric Vehicle Hundred People Forum has been providing continuous policy recommendations to the government through cross-industry, cross-department, and cross-disciplinary exchanges and interactions. At this opportunity, we also hope that our Hundred People Forum will continue to take the initiative and actively play the role of the industry think-tank, to explore and solve many problems, such as the backward charging service capabilities in residential areas, insufficient land resources, limited distribution network capacity, low utilization rate of public charging piles, and the large-scale access of electric vehicles bringing to the power grid. At the same time, we will coordinate the relationship between development and safety, strengthen safety publicity and education, and contribute our wisdom and strength to the sustained and healthy development of the new energy vehicle industry.

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