An Expert Roundtable on China’s New Policy Directive to Address Coal Plant Overcapacity


During the workshop, a report titled ”Deregulation of Electricity Generation Planning, Subsidy Reduction of Coal-based Electricity Generation, and the Management of Stranded Assets”, by Professor Yuan Jiahai from North China Electric Power University, was released. For the first time, this report quantified the potential impact of phasing out the institutional protection that coal plants currently enjoy, and provided comments on addressing power plant overcapacity. The invited experts from Energy Research Institute, China Electricity Council, and China Huaneng Research Institute commented on the report, and also had a discussion on potential policy implementation issues. About 50 attendees from Chinese and international think tanks, power industry, energy services and companies joined the discussion.

(The document is available in Chinese only.)