In July 2012 the 12th Five Year Plan for National Strategic Emerging Industries for China has been announced by the State Council. The plan sets a goal to further develop new energy technologies such as: nuclear power, wind, solar PV, geothermal, biomass electricity generation and methane gas in order to actively advance the industrialization of renewable resource technology.
Multiple goals have been established:
Construction of the 100GW of wind power base with an expected annual generation capacity to be achieved 190 billion kwh by 2015;
Accumulated installed capacity of 200GW;
Establish generation quota system;
Scale up commercialization of the wind offshore equipment production ;
Increase wind equipment production standards to the international standards;
Focus on technology innovation in the sector of onshore and offshore wind;
Establish efficient grid operation and management system applicable for wind power development.
Draft and implement standards and regulations overseeing solar power and solar heat utilization;
Establish efficient grid operation and management mechanism for distributed power generation for solar photovoltaic technologies and suitable pricing mechanism.
Draft and implement standards and regulations overseeing biomass systems production and utilization;
Improve biomass testing and certification system.
Improve framework of incentives to trigger usage of forestry residue for biofuels and bioenergy production.