News from CSPPLAZA
Reccently, China State Council has formally approved the previously protocolled Development Plan of Demonstration Area for Renewable Energy Development in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. This document allows establishment of demonstration areas for renewable energy development in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province., and specifically claims establishment of internationally leading Low-Carbon Olympic Zone.
photo: front view of parabolic trough project
It is worth CSP industry’s attention that this document sets high goals for CSP development, and it proposes developing high-capacity CSP projects in Bashang region and Chongli region(both are in Zhangjiakou) thus to advance the development of a number of demonstration CSP projects. It is expected that by 2020 and 2030, high-capacity CSP projects will respectively reach a installed capacity of 1,000MW and 6,000MW.
The release of this document will have a positive effect on CSP industry. At refined policy level, the document claims that demonstration CSP projects in this renewable Energy demonstration Area can gain a power price, thus to gradually form price systems. But practical execution of this proposal still remains refinement and implementation of relevant policies.