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Bureaucracy Short-Circuits Distributed-Power Trading Plan

Distributed-power projects are expected to be immediately successful in areas like Beijing and Zhejiang province, where electricity prices are higher than the national average. Photo: Visual China
Distributed-power projects are expected to be immediately successful in areas like Beijing and Zhejiang province, where electricity prices are higher than the national average. Photo: Visual China

China’s central government has pushed back the deadline for regional governments to submit their respective plans for Beijing’s pilot distributed-power trading program after months of slow progress.

The National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration issued a joint statement last week that called on provincial-level areas to submit their plans for the pilot program, which is aimed at increasing the use of solar and wind power, by March 31 — three months later than the previous submission deadline.

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