The Zhejiang government has released a solicitation for comments for the province’s electricity development plan, a part of the national 14th Five-Year Plan.
The Shandong government has released information on matters regarding wind and solar project construction in the province this year.
The NDRC has of late pushed for more data centers to be established in China’s western regions, seemingly as an attempt to create a green energy-saving demonstration zone, to strengthen the requirements for green development of data centers, and to further tap into energy conservation potential in terms of construction mode, technology, standards, and renewable energy utilization, as well as to promote energy conservation and carbon reduction.
Among the main tasks of Zhejiang Province’s Power Development 14FYP, listed in a Draft for Comments, is the requirement to speed up the process of power carbon peaking on the premise of safety and security, where three new GW-scale offshore wind bases will be constructed during the 14FYP period, and the new incremental offshore wind capacity will be over 4.55GW.
The Shandong Provincial Development and Reform Commission has issued the Notice on the Implementation of Ultra-Low Emission Differential Electricity Prices for Steel Enterprises (Lufa Reform Price (2021) No. 419), and in effect imposed an electricity price mark-up of 0.06CNY/kWh on 24 steel enterprises that have failed to complete the ultra-low emission retrofits.
Hebei has recently revealed plans to accelerate the development of renewable energy bases in North Hebei and promote renewable energy demonstration zones in Zhangjiakou.