Two delegations from China visited UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) June 17 to exchange ideas and discuss opportunities for collaboration with the university and Charlotte energy companies.
The first group was from Charlotte’s sister city of Baoding, China. Baoding is one of the world’s greenest cities and is considered by the United Nations to be a carbon-positive city, meaning its production of clean energy saves more pollution than the carbon emissions it generates. In addition to its EPIC visit, the delegation meet with Charlotte city council members, toured the Platinum-level LEED-certified Duke Energy Center and visited Packard Place.
The second Chinese delegation was the Asian Manufacturers Association. The group was the guest of Huntersville and its mayor Jill Swain. During their visit to North Carolina, the delegates met with Huntersville town officials and business leaders before coming to UNC Charlotte to tour EPIC. The meetings followed initial discussions held with Mayor Jill Swain during a business recruitment trip to China in May, and are a result of an invitation extended by the Mayor for the business leaders to visit Huntersville.