Renewable Electricity Quota and Assessment Method (Draft for Opinions)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 1 June 2018

On 23 March 2018 China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced a draft version of Renewable Electricity Quota and Assessment Method. The draft version of this document was in consultation until 30th of March 2018. 

The draft version of the document contains mandatory provincial-level quotas of renewable electricity over total electricity and specific non-hydropower renewable electricity quotas accompanied by “Renewable Electricity Certificate” system. Quotas are being established for the year 2018 and year 2020. 

The new system assigns electricity users including grid companies, electricity retail companies, and large end-users participating in direct power purchasing a percentage quota of their electricity that needs to come from renewable energy. Users can prove they have fulfilled the obligations by buying renewable energy certificates (RECs), which are issued to renewable generators for each megawatt-hour (MWh) they produce. There will be separate renewable obligations for hydropower and other renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass). Users with an insufficient number of RECs at the year-end will be obligated to buy replacement RECs at a price proposed by power grid enterprises and filed with the National Development and Reform Commission. 

The calculation of quota considers several factors. They include are newly added renewable power installed capacity and electricity, renewable curtailment rates, inter-regional and inter-provincial power transmission capacity, power load estimation and market trading volume. 

For provinces which do not achieve the quota, the energy administrative departments will cut or temporarily postponed provincial fossil power construction quota, and they are not able to apply demonstration projects. For market users which do not achieve the quota, the government will cancel or reduce the amount of allowed market trading volume for the next year. If they refuse to implement renewable obligation, these users will be listed in bad credit file and get punishment. 

Provisional Renewable Electricity Quota for Provinces:

Source: NEA, 2018

Updated on 28/03/2018

   

省(区、市)
Province (Area, Municipality)

可再生能源电力总量配额指标
Renewable electricity quota

非水电可再生能源电力配额指标
Non-hydro RE electricity quota

2018
配额指标
2018 Quota

2020
预期指标
2020 Estimated

2018
配额指标
2018 Quota

2020
预期指标
2020 Estimated

北京
Beijing

11%

13.50%

10.50%

13%

天津
Tianjin

11%

13.50%

10.50%

13%

河北
Hebei

11%

13.50%

10.50%

13%

山西
Shanxi

14%

16%

13%

15%

内蒙古
Inner-Mongolia

14%

16%

13%

13%

辽宁
Liaoning

10.50%

10.50%

9%

9%

吉林
Jilin

20%

25.50%

16.50%

20%

黑龙江
Heilongjiang

18.50%

24.50%

15.50%

22%

上海
Shanghai

30.50%

31.50%

2.50%

3.50%

江苏
Jiangsu

13.50%

13.50%

5.50%

6.50%

浙江
Zhejiang

17%

17.50%

5%

6%

安徽
Anhui

15.50%

17.50%

11.50%

14.50%

福建
Fujian

22.50%

23%

5%

7%

江西
Jiangxi

23%

29.50%

6.50%

14.50%

山东
Shandong

8.50%

11%

8%

10.50%

河南
He

14%

18.50%

8%

13.50%

湖北
Hubei

36%

36.50%

7.50%

11%

湖南
Hu

50.50%

56.50%

9%

19%

广东
Guangdong

29.40%

27.80%

3%

3.80%

广西
Guangxi

50.40%

44.10%

3%

5%

海南
Hai

10%

11.50%

4%

5%

重庆
Chongqing

47%

45%

3%

3.50%

四川
Sichuan

91%

88.50%

4.50%

4.50%

贵州
Guizhou

29.20%

21.60%

4%

4.80%

云南
Yun

80%

70%

10%

10%

西藏
Tibet

59%

68.50%

13.50%

17.50%

陕西
Shaanxi

15.50%

18.50%

8.50%

11.50%

甘肃
Gansu

41%

38%

15%

15%

青海
Qinghai

58.50%

69%

21%

25.50%

宁夏
Ningxia

23%

23%

21%

21.50%

新疆
Xinjiang

26.50%

29.50%

14.50%

14.50%

Note: The quota above may be updated later in the final version of the “Renewable Electricity Quota and Assessment Method”.

 

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