As a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China – a corporation ranking 3rd on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies - the Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Co.Ltd. (GEIRI) was founded in Beijing, China, and engages in research and development of technologies and equipment for a Global Energy Interconnection. Since 2014 GEIRI has a European subsidiary and located in the center of Berlin, Germany named Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe GmbH (GEIRI Europe).
A multinational team of researchers is working on bringing innovative products to the market in three departments focusing on energy distribution. By collaborating with European Business partners and academic institutes, GEIRI Europe is active in the fields of Intelligent Sensing and Measurement, Highvoltage Direct Current Energy Transmission, High-end Electric Materials as well as Energy Storage Materials and technology, thereby improving the ways renewable energies are integrated into the power grid.
Starting from 2018, the Engineering Centre has opened up a door to the European HVDC sector as the strategic base of GEIRI in Berlin and plays an indispensable role in its business development. Through comprehensive collaboration with interdisciplinary stakeholders, the Engineering Centre is aiming to pave the way for the future success of GEIRI’s international business.