As a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, ranked Number 2 in the 2016 Fortune 500, the Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute (“GEIRI”) was founded in Beijing. Since 2014GEIRI has an European branch and located in the centre of Berlin 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 fourdepartments focussing on energy distribution. By collaborating with European industry and academic partners, GEIRI Europe is activein the fields of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) energy transmission, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Cable Systems and Energy Storage, thereby improving the ways renewable energies are integrated into the power grid.