Following the success of the previous webinars in 2020 (1st webinar) and 2021 (2nd webinar), this is the 3rd webinar in the China’s electric power sector transformation webinar series co-hosted by the IEA, the China Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute (EPPEI), the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, with support from the European Commission.
The main objective of the webinar series is to provide targeted audiences with insights into China’s electric power sector transition by exploring pathways and solutions that have triggered interest and debate in the energy sector in China recently. The webinar intends to throw light by introducing successful cases and lessons learned internationally with input from international and Chinese experts.
The focus of this 3rd webinar is on options to make efficient use of the technologies and assets deployed across the Chinese power system, and in promoting investments into clean resources that support the electricity security. Of particular importance is the recent guidance to move towards a unified system of power markets, expressed through the Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and State Council in March, and later reinforced by the State Council’s high-level document in April.
The webinar is articulated around the following high-level questions:
- What are the key components of electricity security throughout the transition, amid the growing uncertainties on international markets?
- How is flexibility ensured in a system with a high share of variable renewables, like wind and solar power?
- How will power markets enable a secure, clean energy transition?
- What are the options for implementing a unified system of power markets?
- How is carbon pricing supporting a secure, clean energy transition?
The IEA’s role as a [co-]organiser of this event is facilitated through IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies programme, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952363.
- Power markets and energy security
- Taking stock of the latest policy developments in China’s power sector
- Emissions Trading System (ETS) and power markets reform
- Flexibility throughout the clean energy transitions
- Remarks from the Moderated panel “How will a unified system of power markets contribute to clean, secure and affordable electricity?”