State Grid Corporation of China (SG) has been signed up as the official energy utility service partner of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Under the agreement signed Thursday between SG and the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG), SG will provide the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games and BOCOG with power supply and utility services, including power transmission, transformation and distribution services.
"As a global sports event and an all-round social and cultural activity, the Olympic Games needs stable and sufficient power supply, while SG is one of the largest enterprises with rich experience and solid strength in the field," said BOCOG's executive vice president Wang Wei at the signing ceremony.
"We believe that SG's participation will provide reliable power supply for the Beijing Olympic Games, thus securing the success of the Olympiad," he added.
A state-owned power supply enterprise, SG is responsible for providing safe and quality electric service for the nation's economy and people's life with its network covering 26 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
SG is ready to draw up Beijing's grid development plan in advance, not only to provide along safe reliable power supply to the Olympic games but also in favor of city's long-term development, said SG's vice general-manager Chen Yueming.
Beijing Olympics' sponsorship program consists of three tiers: partners, sponsors and suppliers.
Up to now, 11 partners have been signed up, including Bank of China, China Network, Sinopec, PetroChina, China Mobile, Volkswagen, adidas, Johnson & Johnson, Air China, PICC P&C and SG.
The sponsors include UPS, Haier, SOHU, Yili, Tsingtao Beer, Yanjing Beer, BHP Billiton and Heng Yuan Xiang. The Supplier tier of the program launched on Dec. 12, 2005 has been progressing smoothly.