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Renewable energy and the grid expansion in China

Q1 2016 Wind Power Curtailment Levels by Province (Azure International)
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The expansion of renewable energy power stations happens at a faster rate than the electricity network is being built up. The curtailment of wind energy is therefore often the rule instead of the exception.


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China announces 340 billion Euro investments into renewables until 2020

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The National Energy Administration’s announcement of increased investment into renewables comes at a time where the US politically backs away from clean energy sources. China clearly aims to further establish itself as global renewable energy technology leader.


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Dramatic capacity build-up in China amidst less renewables

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China’s new 13th Five-Year-Plan for energy reduces renewable energy expansion targets, while addressing high curtailment rates.


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Emission trading in Europe and China to be strengthened

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In Europe, more emission allowances are to be taken out of the market in order to allow for higher CO2-prices. China opens its national emission trading market in 2017 thereby creating the world’s biggest carbon market.


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China to start spot market pilots from 2018 onwards

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The introduction of a spot market mechanism in China would allow for more efficient power plant dispatch based on actual cost of generation.


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Sonnen receives financial support from China

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The Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision placed an investment in the German battery storage company Sonnen.


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China cancels more than 100 GW of coal plants

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As set out in the 13th Five-Year-Plan for Energy of China, the government steps in and cancels the permitting as well as the construction process of coal-fired power plants across the country.


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Decrease of generation for China’s biggest power companies

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While the big step towards competition in China’s power market did not materialize yet, the big Chinese power generators have to accomodate sinking power generation.


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