Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Energy Utilities>Demand-side management/End-use services
Agency:National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) mandate requires utilities to develop end-use energy efficiency and load management systems and achieve annual electricity savings of at least 0.3% and reduce peak demand by 0.3%, while encouraging planning to ensure optimal efficiency investment though strategic planning. Once this energy efficiency is achieved, this measure is expected to be revised to require companies to acquire all cost-effective end use energy efficiency resources that are available.

The effective implementation of DSM requires the cooperation of consumer end-users as well as the support of provincial utilities and authorities. The policy supports incentives for pricing at peaks, seasonal pricing, reliability pricing, and interruptable load pricing.

These pricing measures are found in the context of -

  • Environmental Impacts
  • Power Sector Reform
  • Growing Power Shortages
  • Bridging the Gap: Supply-Side Resources
  • Demand Side Resources


Table of Contents:

1. Benefits of DSM

2. China's Experience with DSM

3. Barriers to and Recommendations for DSM

4. Conclusions

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