Opportunities for foreign investors into the Chinese electricity
supply industry have been steadily increasing since 1992, when the
market was opened to foreign investors. China has laid out its
development plan up to the year 2020 and as a uniquely structured
market, there are a number of issues to be aware of when investing
in this industry and dealing with stakeholders.
With the spectacular growth of the China economy, China's
electricity production is said to experience a steady growth rate
of an average of 11.5% each year in the next 50 years. To meet this
demand, China is looking for international cooperation, including
equipment import, technology transfer and foreign investment.
Although China's electrical power output is second in the
world, on a per capita level it remains extremely low. Finally,
with China's commitment to green energy, foreign energy
technologies are well suited to help China curb power related
This CMS report provides an overview of the key issues and
stakeholders in the Chinese electricity supply industry:
Government policy for the electricity sector
Structure of the industry, functional unbundling and corporate
Wholesale and retail competition: trading arrangements
Regulators and the scope of their authority
Special consents and permits required from governmental and
Regulation of monopolies and anti-competitive practices
Renewables policy and its implementation
Emissions control and allowance trading
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