Country:China
Year:2016 (Dec 21st)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2016 (Dec 21st)
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Hydropower
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Ministry of Water Resources
URL:http://www.mwr.gov.cn/slzx/sjzsdwdt/201612/t20161228_783040.html
URL:http://shp.mwr.gov.cn/snzygl/201612/t20161223_776760.html
Description:

China recognises small hydropower installations as an important renewable energy source and a livelihood element. In order to implement Central Committee’s and State Council’s decisions on promotion of renewable energy development and energy revolution, the Ministry of Water Resources adopted “Guidelines on promoting development of small hydropower projects”.

The document outlines plan for the development of small hydropower installations until 2030 with a respect to environmental protection, based on technology improvements and best practices of plant construction, operation and management.

The document establishes objectives to:

Targeted year

Objectives

2020

  • create standards of small hydropower management;
  • system of incentives promoting small hydropower installations;
  • create number of small hydropower demonstration projects;

2030

  • develop and grow small hydropower industry.

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