China Prioritises Renewable Power
Chinese government’s energy and other regulatory agencies have obliged all transmission system operators (TSOs) to grid-connect all renewable energy facilities that meet technical requirements of their networks.
The requirement has been issued by National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration. According to the document, the new rules are helping secure the proportion of non-fossil energy consumption to achieve the goal of promoting energy revolution in accordance with the country’s Renewable Energy Law.
The new regulation will advance renewable power usage and set up an integrated electricity network which will enable power exchange between provinces. The country is also working on upgrading its grid to ultra-high voltage transmission.
The relevant departments will establish market rules to give priority to renewable energy programs and renewable energy power trading contracts, including those in wind, solar, biomass, ocean energy and other renewable energy generation. Small-scale projects will not be required to trade on the market to be integrated to the grid.
China is trying to harmonise energy production and demand by pushing for the delivery of clean power from the regions which have an abundance of installed renewable energy systems, and often end up with surplus electricity, to the country’s highly industrial regions in need of more power.
Offshore WIND Staff