OREANDA-NEWS. On April 8th, Cao Peixi, President of China Huaneng Group, and Hu Jianmin, Vice President of China Huaneng Group, met with Thomas Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO of US-based Southern Company. Both parties exchanged views on potential cooperation on clean energy.

Cao Peixi extended warm welcome to Thomas Fanning and his team, and introduced the energy market in China and the latest development of Huaneng as well as the Company’s achievements in transformation and upgrading, structural adjustment, technological innovation and clean energy development. He said, in recent years, Huaneng has been adhering to low-carbon development, and has been attaching great importance to the cleaner use of coal, and vigorously facilitating the development of clean energy. He hoped that the two companies would establish an effective exchange mechanism and share best practice, so as to make greater contribution for supplying safer, more reliable, and cleaner energy, and to achieve sustainable development of the energy sector.

Thomas Fanning expressed admiration for Huaneng’s achievements in clean energy development as well as technology R&D, and introduced the U.S. energy policy and the latest development of Southern Company. He said, Southern Company is committed to technological innovation and clean energy development. There are good prospects for cooperation of the two companies in many areas. Southern Company is willing to strengthen communication with Huaneng, including technical exchange, information and experience sharing, and actively seek opportunities for mutual cooperation so as to achieve common development.