Three renewable energy policies under preparation in 2019

Apr 1, 2019

Price competition for wind and solar PV will include tenders/auctions and spot power markets. In 2019, China will focus on three major renewable policies, implementing nationwide tenders for subsidized projects, scaling up subsidies for wind and solar PV projects, and facilitating renewable energy in various power markets that are currently under development.
Policymakers are now discussing a nationwide solar tendering system. The NEA would select solar PV projects from the lowest price until the number of annual subsidies is used up.

In January 2019, the NEA and NDRC jointly announced a plan to launch subsidy-free wind and solar pilots. The government will provide eight supporting incentives such as exemptions from land transaction fees and a 20-year feed-in tariff power purchase agreement.

In March 2019, the NDRC issued the draft policy, Suggestions for Establishing Spot Power Market Pilots and requested public comments. The policy proposes that clean energy could participate in spot markets by making offers for volume only (that is, without bidding a price). As price takers, renewable projects will have priority for market clearance.
Solar tendering, Subsidy-free pilots, Spot power market pilots

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Sino-German Climate Partnership III

Project country
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China (MEE); National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China (NEA)
Implementation Partners
Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China
09/2017 – 09/2020

Germany and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combatting Climate Change and initiated this bilateral dialogue as "Sino-German Climate Partnership". The project has been established to support the cooperation between the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). The new phase of the project starts in 2018 with close alignment to the restructuring at the Chinese government. In this phase, the project aims to advance the policy dialogue and cooperation with the Chinese partners domestically as well as within the international context of climate change. Part of the work will be supporting the development and implementation of China's medium- and long-term low-carbon development strategies, hence by supporting the Chinese government in strengthening the climate governance system. Domestically the SGCP project supports the policy dialogue on climate change (Sino-German Working Group on Climate Change) and enhances the exchange of German experiences and best practices, this includes strengthening capacities for the development of integrated climate and energy action plans as well as adaptation concepts for cities. On international level the SGCP project enhances the knowledge of both patterns about best practices in regard of climate policies and their implementation. For new cooperation topics identified by the Working Group on Climate Change, the project acts as an incubator for IKI development. As interface for information management, it serves a as a hub for exchange between partners of the IKI within and outside China, especially within the UNFCCC process.