Dr. Zhaoguang Hu is the vice president and chief energy specialist at the State Grid Energy Research Institute (former State Power Economic Research Institute) as well as the head of the Power Supply and Demand Research Laboratory. He is the director of Power Economic Committee of CSEE (Chinese Society of Electric Engineering).
He is an honorary professor at North-China Electric University and Beijing Jiaotong University. He is a chief editor of Energy Technology and Economics (Chinese).His main areas of interest are: low-carbon energy, energy economy, energy efficiency and demand side management (DSM), smart grid, and policy study on the above areas.
Dr. Hu was one of the main contributors of the China's DSM white paper 2007. From 2004 to 2007, many of his suggestions on DSM policy have been accepted by the Chinese government, including China's DSM regulation and the revised Energy Conservation Law. He was a team leader of the World Bank's project, "DSM in China's Restructured Power Industry - How Regulation and Policy Can Deliver DSM Benefits to a Growing Economy and a Changing Power System," in 2004.