China Energy Policy Newsletter 2018 August


Herein please find this month’s China Energy Policy Newsletter, from the China Energy Transition Working Group, led by GIZ and the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and supported by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).

Here is a brief summary of this month’s China Energy Policy Newsletter.

Recent Project Activities

  • International grid planning workshop held in Beijing

China Energy Transition Updates

  • 1H 2018 electricity show electricity consumption surging
  • Low-carbon power sources growing
  • Curtailment of wind and solar reduced
  • Natural gas infrastructure build-out continues

Expert interview

  • Carina Heinrich, Electricity Grid Development Group, German Federal Network Agency

Policy Monitor

  • Expanding financial support for clean heating pilot cities in North China
  • Industrial and commercial electricity tariff experiences the fourth reduction
  • NDRC: Enlarge the scale of power market transaction
  • Government eliminate irregular and unreasonable grid charging fees
  • Deepen the peak-valley price mechanism to facilitate green development

 About the newsletter:

Responding to the imperative of transitioning to a low-carbon and cost-effective energy system in China, CNREC has launched the Boosting Renewable Energy as Part of China’s Energy Revolution project, which is jointly fund by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the government of Denmark, and German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Within the project, the China Energy System Transition Working Group, led by GIZ and CNREC with support of DEA, monitors and assesses China’s ongoing energy policy developments and energy transition statistics, including renewable energy, power market reform, environment, and carbon markets. As part of this monitoring, the working group publishes the China Energy Policy Newsletter monthly via email. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe to the newsletter, please send the information below to

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