CHINA GRANTS SPECIAL PROTECTION
TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FIRMS
Aug 6, 2007 - Asia Pulse
China's renewable energy enterprises
will be given "special protection" by the government
from September 1.
According to the administration,
under methods on power grid enterprises to fully purchase
renewable energy issued recently by the State Electricity
Regulatory Commission, renewable energy enterprises
don't need to compete on the market to enter the grid.
Instead, official prices and government's guided prices
will be given to help the renewable energy enter the
grid at a preferential price. T
hey will also be granted
preferential treatment on dispatching and purchases.
The methods emphasise the responsibilities of the
nation's grid enterprises and electricity dispatching
They must give priority to renewable
Renewable energy generation should
not be limited unless it threats the safety of the
power grid and all the power should be purchased by
electricity grid enterprises and electricity dispatching
Before the methods were issued, because
of the limitations of supply conditions, most of the
renewable energy was unstable in supply, which brought
difficulties to the operation of the power grid.
installed capacity of China's renewable energy power
took a low percentage in the nation's total installed
According to statistics issued in 2006,
the nation's installed capacity totalled 622 million
kw, ranking second in the world.
Included were 20.67
per cent from hydropower stations, 77.82 per cent
from thermal power plants, and 1.51 per cent from
other clean and renewable energy power.
to promote and regulate renewable energy power generation.
Renewable energy mainly covers solar energy, wind
power, biological energy, geothermy, ocean energy