New vision for the transition of the energy system in China

Date: 24 April 2015

Ea Energy Analyses has contributed to a new vision for the transition of the energy system where renewable energy plays the leading role. In 2050, China’s power system is to be based on 90% non-fossil energy and in interaction with an increased electrification, the pollution levels can be brought back to the level of the 1980s, before the effects of the economic and industrial transition in the country took hold. The study shows that this can be achieved, while China meets its long-term goals for 2050 to establish ‘a moderately prosperous society’.

The study was prepared by the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC), which was established in 2012 with the support of the Danish funded Sino-Danish Renewable Energy Programme, which also financed the role of Ea. Ea has worked closely with the experts in CNREC in the development of scenarios and especially in the model analyses of the power sector, which was prepared on CNRECs CREAM-EDO model, a Balmorel based model. The study builds on analyses made in collaboration between CNREC and the Danish Energy Agency.