12th Five Year Plan for National Strategic Emerging Industries

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 31 October 2013

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:

Wind industry:

  • 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.

Solar industry:

  • 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.

Biomass industry:

  • 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. 

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