China to boost new energy amid rationing

Excerpt from globaltimes.cn

Amid public concerns over the current electricity rationing and power shortages in some provinces in China, the National Energy Administration (NEA) has issued management guidance for the new energy industry. Analysts said the guidance will boost the use of power generated from new energy, and offers a solution to instability in power supply.

According to the guidance, power grid enterprises shall provide access for new energy storage projects in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. The battery projects used to store new energy power should be traceable and safe.

The guidance is also aimed at changing the attitude among power operators, which tend to prefer excluding power generated from new energy from the power grid. This notice is appropriate and also looks at the long-term plan, but it is not an immediate solution to the problem, Zhang Xiaorong, director of the Beijing-based Cutting-Edge Technology Research Institute, told the Global Times on Tuesday.