China can solve wasted renewable energy problem by 2020 - NEA

17 October 2017 | Mitigation

 China expects to solve the problem of wasted renewable energy by 2020, Liang Zhipeng, deputy director of the new energy and renewable energy department of the National Energy Administration (NEA) said at a conference on Monday.

He also said the agency expects the wind sector to wean itself off government subsidies by 2022.

Wind power is often wasted as there is not enough transmission capacity to handle all the electricity generated, resulting in curtailments. In the first three quarters of the year, the curtailment rate dropped by 7 percentage points, Liang said.

Getting stranded power in the west to urban users in the world's top energy consumer has been a major challenge for the government as Beijing promotes the use of more renewable energy.



Source: Economic Times