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My name is Yizhe Jiang, and I am a principal technical consultant working with the Hitachi Energy Power Consulting team in Beijing, China.
I grew up in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in Western China. It is an ancient city famous for its more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang 2,200 years ago.
In 2016, I obtained my PhD from Xi'an Jiaotong University in electrical engineering and joined the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) in Beijing. I worked for three years at the State Grid Energy Research Institute, the think-tank at SGCC headquarters that provides consulting services for government policymaking and development of China's energy and power industries.
I joined Hitachi Energy in Beijing three years ago as a principal technical consultant and last summer assumed the role of Sustainability and Technology Transformation (STT) Practice Leader. STT is one of five focus areas of our consulting practice globally. My primary responsibility is to ensure our global resources provide solutions and services in this space for our customers. Our most dedicated spearpoint service is EconiQ™ Consulting launched last year.
In Power Consulting, we collaborate with colleagues around the world to deliver strategic insights to help customers achieve environmental targets and improve operations.
We collaborate with colleagues worldwide to show customers the environmental impact of their daily operations, so they can see their carbon footprint and know where and how to increase sustainability in their existing products and systems.
I enjoy working at Hitachi Energy because I can feel this company's achievements and my personal development. It's an exciting time to be working in the power sector. Decarbonization on the generation side, electrification on the user side, and digitalization/new technology to support the energy transformation are essential steps to sustainable energy for all.
Hitachi Energy is a leading developer of this technology, creating a green future by transforming how power is generated, delivered, and used. Our technologies, systems, and innovations are helping customers harness renewable energy and accelerate its penetration into our power systems with innovative approaches like High Voltage Direct Current transmission. Our technology also supports the trend of electrification as it continues to expand in sectors such as transportation with the growing adoption of electric vehicles and charging.
I enjoy the diversity and inclusive culture at Hitachi Energy and working with my colleagues around the world. I meet different people in different countries, collaborate with them, and learn about their cultures. It is a nice way to work - efficient and energizing.
Outside work, I enjoy hiking in the mountains and learning new languages. I'm starting to learn Japanese now since I work for a Japanese company. It's even more difficult than English, but a nice challenge, which I enjoy.