Country:China
Year:2016 (March 24th)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2016 (March 24th)
Date Amended:

May 2016

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Solar, Wind
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
URL:http://www.sdpc.gov.cn/zcfb/zcfbtz/201603/t20160328_796404.html
URL:http://www.ndrc.gov.cn/gzdt/201605/t20160531_806133.html
Description:

According to the national determined benchmark prices and the number of affordable acquisition hours, grid enterprises (include Transmission System Operator - TSO) need to buy all renewable energy electricity within the full acquisition planning under the premise to ensure the safety of the power supply.

Generated hours from renewable power plants are separated into two types under the document: (1) “affordable hours” and (2) based on the market transaction hours. Different contracts are to be signed under each arrangement.

The affordable hours will be bought through a priority arrangement included in the annual generation plan. The priority generation contract will be signed for those plants and hours with grid enterprises.

Plants generating under the market transaction will gain contracts with TSO through participation in the power market.  

The national energy administration department and the economic administration department together calculate the RE affordable hours and issue the result to the public and responsible for the adjustment of all RE affordable.

Amended:

In May 2016 the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued notice on the affordable hours generated by solar PV and onshore wind generators in key areas. Benchmarks are as follow:

Technology

Area

Affordable hours benchmarks (hours)

Onshore wind

First level resource area

1900-2000

Second level resource area

1800-2000

Third level resource area

1800-1900

Fourth level resource area

1800-1900

Solar PV

First level resource area

1500

Second level resource area

1300-1450

 

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