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The Role of Energy Networks in Developing Renewable Energy Sources in China

Wang Mingyuan

in Energy Networks and the Law

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199645039
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0012
The Role of Energy Networks in Developing Renewable Energy Sources in China

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China is in the transformation phase from a rural society to an industrial society, from a planned economy to a market economy. The major challenges which China's power industry is facing are: how to establish and improve an effective power market mechanism and the supporting governmental administrative system; how to improve energy efficiency; how to safeguard security of energy supply; how to improve the coal-oriented energy mix; and how to promote the healthy and orderly development of renewable energy. This chapter provides an introduction to the market reforms in China's power industry; analyses the influence of renewable energy sources on energy network enterprises such as grid companies; and discusses the basic duties, difficulties, and the possible solution of China's network companies with regard to the promotion of renewable energy sources.

Keywords: power industry; market reforms; renewable energy sources; energy network enterprises; grid companies

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Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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