Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:2012
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Energy Sector, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), Resilience / Adaptation


China's increase in electricity consumption has grown rapidly from 295 TWh to 3569 TWh in 2009 with an annual average growth rate of 9%. Though the global financial crisis slowed growth, during these years leading up to the recession, China encouraged policies towards decreasing electricity consumption.


National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), 2004. The Trial Implementation of Differential Pricing Policy in 6 High Energy-intensive Industries (Full-size image (6 K)). Later this was expanded to eight energy-intensive industries:

1.electrolytic aluminium
3.calcium carbide
4.caustic soda
6.yellow phosphorous


The Chinese government has imposed a differential energy pricing scheme for high energy-consuming industries and products. Along with this energy price differential for industries and products, households are charged for heat supply based on consumption metered at the household level. While the policy is implemented nationally, provinces are allowed to set their own pricing levels.


These eight categories were further classified into: disallowed, restricted, allowed, and encouraged.




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