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First Olympic Games Fully Powered by Green Energy

Source: Science and Technology Daily| 2021-12-02 09:24:02| Author: TANG Zhexiao

Photovoltaic Power Station in Zhangjiakou. (Graphic Design: TANG Zhexiao; PHOTO: VCG)

Edited by TANG Zhexiao

To honor the promise of hosting a green games, all 26 venues of Beijing 2022 are 100 percent powered by renewable energy, with the ice-making technology adopted producing zero emissions.

In 2019, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) issued a Carbon Management Plan, proposing 18 carbon emission reduction measures that guide its endeavor to achieve carbon neutrality.

At Zhangjiakou, the co-hosting city in Hebei Province for Beijing 2022, three renewable energy projects are underway including wind power, photovoltaic power and solar thermal power projects.

In Zhangjiakou's clean energy demonstration zone, the Zhangbei flexible direct-current-power grid demonstrates how clean energy can be used to ensure a clean and efficient grid for a low-carbon Olympics. It is capable of transmitting about 14 billion kWh of power to Beijing annually and effectively meet all clean energy-based power demands of each venue.

In addition, a total of 10 venues in Beijing, including Yanqing, have established energy management and control centers to monitor the use of electricity, gas, water, and heat in real time to achieve energy consumption control.

By the end of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the venues are expected to consume about 400 million kWh of green power, which will reduce standard coal combustion by 128 thousand metric tons, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 320 thousand tons, according to Liu Yumin, director of Planning and Construction Department of BOCOG.


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