Reducing standby power use in China. How much does China stand to gain from greater energy efficiency? The example of improved standby power efficiency in household appliances provides a useful indicator. IEA analysis projects that eight or nine 1-GW power plants could be struck off Chinas list of immediate capacity needs for the period to 2020 if energy-efficient standby devices were vigorously promoted. This impressive finding emerges from the recent paper
Raising the Profile of Energy Efficiency in China - Case Study of Standby Power Efficiency by IEA's s Richard Bradley and Ming Yang. The paper reviews experience with tackling standby power consumption in OECD countries and models implementation of similar action in China and Shanghai. Its scenarios quantify the significant potential gains from standby power conservation campaigns and mandatory regulations. It is possible to download here Raising the Profile of Energy Efficiency in China - Case Study of Standby Power Efficiency here as well as IEAs publication Things that Go Blip in the Night Standby Power and How to Limit it.