Year:2006 (amended last time 2015)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006 (amended last time 2015)
Date Amended:

2009, 2011,2013 and 2015

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Electricity

The 2006 Renewable Energy Law stipulates that the additional cost of integrating electricity from renewable energy sources should be shared among the entire electricity system. The 2006 Law then included the Renewable Energy Surcharge, a fixed tariff added to the price of each kWh of electricity sold through the grid. The revenue generated by this premium is then to be splited among power distributors and utilities to balance the higher price they have to pay for electricity from renewable energy sources.

In 2006, the renewable energy Premium amounted to CNY 0.001/kWh, equivalent of USD 0.00015. Successive revisions rose it to CNY 0.004/kWh in 2009 to keep paste with the dramatic increase in electricity generation from renewable sources. 

In December 2011, the Surcharge for electricity generated from renewable energy sources increased to CNY 0.008/kwh, equivalent of USD 0.0012.


From 25 September 2013, the surcharge for the renewable electricity generation is increased from RMB 0.008/kWh to RMB 0.015/ kWh. From 1 Jan 2016, the surcharge raise again from RMB 0.015/kWh to RMB 0.019/kWh. 

Last modified: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:09:06 CET