China’s Energy Planning

China’s Energy Planning


  • Release Date: January 05, 2017

News from the National Energy Administration shows that the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration (NEA) have officially released the “13th Five-year Plan of the Energy Development” in January 2017.

The deputy director general of NEA Mr. Li Yangzhe said that it has both the realistic foundation and the difficult challenge to achieve the proposed objective of the structural adjustment; therefore China will give much more priority from the following aspects:

Firstly, to continue the scale-up development of the non-fossil energy; to plan the construction of a series of major hydropower and nuclear power projects; and at the same time to steadily develop the renewable energy sources such as the wind power and solar power.

Secondly, to expand the consumer market of the natural gas by innovative mechanism; Promoting the open access of the gas reception and store facilities; Developing strongly the gas distributed energy resource and the gas peak regulating power station; Encouraging actively the replacement of coal and oil with the natural gas thus to increase the consumption proportion of gas.

Thirdly, using effectively and environmentally the fossil energy. In a long run, coal is still the major energy resource in China. China cannot give up it but to find solutions to optimize the coal production structure.

In the 13th Five-year Plan, the major energy projects have been given overall arrangements, and especially China has made some adjustments in the energy development layout—the wind power and the photovoltaic will be transferred to the east and the middle of China; in the new wind power installation capacity, the mid-east region will account for 58%; while in the new solar power installation, the east midlands will make up around 56% and mainly be developed by the means of distribution and use locally; lastly, the power transmission channel has been largely reduced compared to the previous planning and the coal power construction has been slowed down as the coal-based power is closely monitored in China.


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