On 12th October 2011, the second “China Small Hydropower Forum” was held in Beijing. More than 100 members and representatives from IN-SHP, the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society, and the China Society for Hydropower Engineering as well as representatives from government, universities, scientific institutions and enterprises attended this forum. The forum discussed in depth about lower energy consumption, low-carbon economic development and other academic subjects.
TIAN Zhongxing, president of INSHP coordinating committee and Director-general of Hydropower Bureau of MWR, gave an important speech. He recalled China small hydropower history and overviewed its era mission on development in order to point out the new era mission of small hydropower——guarantee and improve people’s livelihood, promote energy structure adjustment, ensure security of engineering and power supply, increase resource utilization rate, protect environment, improve the ecology, etc. Mr. TIAN also emphasized that we still must objectively treat the existing problems as well as guide and ensure the sustainable development of small hydropower on the basis of scientific idea and effective policies. 8 scholars gave presentations on small hydropower and relevant subjects.
Dr Zhang Runrun of IC-SHP and Lu Renwen, Chief engineer of Changsha Base of IC-SHP gave the presentations about “Green Hydropower” and “Small and Medium Size Hydropower Plants Automatic System” respectively. Besides, the paper “System Discuss on China Green Hydropower Certification” of IC-SHP was awarded as one of the best papers by the second “China Small Hydro Power Forum”.