Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China

Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China

TitleEconomic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJiang Lin, Gang He, Alexandria Yuan
JournalThe Electricity Journal
Volume29
Issue3
Pagination48 - 54
Date Published04/2016
ISSN10406190
Abstract

As China undertakes a transition to a more consumption- and service-oriented economy, electricity consumption in the richest provinces has been plateauing. Though projections for electricity use in 2030 range widely from 5308 to 8292 kWh per capita, most results suggest that policymakers and power system planners need seriously re-evaluate the need for new generation capacity to avoid over-investment that could lead to stranded generation assets.

DOI10.1016/j.tej.2016.03.010
Short TitleThe Electricity Journal