• China Cleantech Update March 17, 2016

    News Summary:

    • NDRC sends reform number 413 on power reform and direct power trading
    • NDRC requires +/- 660kV Yindong DC line to send at least 30% renewables power
    • Transmission and distribution pilot projects expanded to 18 provincial power grids

    Policy: NDRC Sends Notification of Electric Power Operation Adjustment Work
    2016 is the first year of the 13th Five-Year plan and the NDRC sent out reform number 413 to begin new reforms in line with the new plan. Major interest areas include: actively promote direct power trading, increase pilot projects, energy conservation, and low carbon power dispatching. The low-carbon energy power dispatch program includes all carbon reduction technologies, such as ultra-low emission coal, energy power scheduling, and wastewater reuse. (SDPC CN)
    Direct power trading is a key topic that is of great interest, as it pushes the marketization of electricity trading in China. Participating generators may be able to maximize their utilization hours, and local industries have the opportunity to create better deals for their energy consumption.

  • China Cleantech Update May 18, 2018

    News Summary:

    • Jilin: 35.5% wind curtailment ratedrop in Q1
    • Henan: 5.5 GWwind power construction in 2018
    • Hebei: 4.3 GW of decentralized wind power projects
    • Yunnan: two-part electricity prices flexibility
    • Asia's largest offshore wind farm connects to the grid in Jiangsu
    • 400MW offshore wind farm project in Guangdong province

    Jilin: 35.5% wind curtailment rate drop in Q1

    In the first quarter of 2018, wind curtailment in Jilin Province has decreased by 35.5%. During the same period last year, the province had the worst curtailmentin the country with a rate of 44%.Thanks to new UHV DC projects that came in operation in February 2018, in less than 2 months, Jilin has been able to export a total of 1.78 TWh of clean energy. In 2018, the province plans to control wind curtailment rate within 15%, and within 12% in 2019 and 10% in 2020. During the first quarter of this year, Heilongjiang Province also registered strong improvements, with a curtailment reduction of 27.8% compared to Q1 the previous year. (CHINA WIND NEWS)
    The provinces in the north of China are focusing on reducing wind curtailment. In 2016, NEA added Jilin on the red alert zone list, suspending construction of new wind farms. The province is increasing power exportations in order to increase power plants utilization hours. If it can achieve its objectives, Jilin should be able to get off the red ban list within a few years, which would be great news for the developpers that have projects in standby in the area .

    Henan province announces 5.5 GW of wind power construction in 2018

    On May 8, Henan province issued the "2018 Wind Power Construction Scale Notice." This year,the province plans to develop 5,5 GW of wind powers projects, with a 50 MW minimum power unit size. (BJX)

    Source: Azure International
    Henan is seeing increasing investment in wind power. Almost 30 different projects have been approved, with an installed capacity varying between 50 MW and 350 MW..

  • Week of June 03, 2019

    News Summary:

    • NEA releases notice on 2019 wind and solar power generation construction
    • NDRC releases revised T&D price cost supervision and examination methods
    • Xiong'an New District battery storage station research has been tendered
    • Zhejiang lauches power spot market simulation test run



    NEA releases notice on 2019 wind and solar power generation construction

    The notice puts forward four general intentions regarding the construction of wind power and photovoltaic power generation projects in 2019:

    1. Promote the construction and development of subsidy-free projects.
    2. Strictly regulate the competitive allocation of project subsidies. Projects that require state subsidies must be selected through strict and standardized competitive allocation methods.
    3. Fully implement the conditions for power transmission and consumption, giving priority to the supply and consumption of electricity from subsidy-free projects.
    4. Optimize investment, build a comprehensive business environment and implement non-technical cost reductions such as land use.


    In addition, according to the requirements of this notice, there must be a subsidy capacity for onshore wind projects in 2019.

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    The document also describes that for offshore wind projects to benefit from FIT subsidies, they must connect to the grid before the end of 2021 and therefore must be included in provincial construction plans by 2020.



    NDRC releases revised T&D price cost supervision and examination methods

    The new measures have been revised on the basis of combining the reform of the power system, drawing on and absorbing the experience of foreign transmission and distribution supervision, and summarizing the results from the pilot of the first round of transmission and distribution cost supervision and examination. The measures have the following main characteristics:

    1. Strengthening cost supervision and examination constraints and incentives, and implementing cost cap control on part of the transmission and distribution cost projects of grid companies.
    2. Refining the cost supervision and examination method by identifying items that are not included in the cost of transmission and distribution.
    3. Standardizing the requirements for cost supervision procedures.


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    Xiong'an New District battery storage station research has been tendered

    Each district, county and small town in the region will be equipped with one battery storage power station, each with a scale of about 10MW/40MWh to reach an overall scale of about 500MW/2000MWh. The battery energy storage stations will be mainly used as for peak-adjusting and frequency regulation. The centralized plants will use decommissioned batteries from local and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region electric vehicles. During the off-peak period, surplus wind power from Inner Mongolia and Zhangbei areas are utilized. While power generation peaks are used to generate electricity, the battery storage power station will provide emergency backup and other services. (BJX)

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    Zhejiang begins power spot market simulation test run

    A simulation and testing of the Zhejiang Electric Power Spot Market has just been launched. The initial stage was mainly between power plants of 110kV and above in Zhejiang (the province with the largest energy import within the State Grid Corporation area) and electricity sales company. In the spot market simulation, every half hour the price of electricity will change according to supply and demand, which means that 48 different electricity prices will be generated 24 hours a day. (CEC)

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