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Discussion Draft July 5, 2016

Issues in China Power Sector Reform: Generator Dispatch

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy, Wang Xuan

In most countries of the world, power generation dispatch is done on an “economic” basis. In China, however, grid companies use dispatch methods that often are not based on an economic approach. This is a major obstacle to meeting China’s clean energy, air quality, and economic goals. It has led to high curtailment of wind, solar, and hydro power, while les...

Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Report October 26, 2015

Integrating Renewable Energy Into Power Systems in China: A Technical Primer – Electricity Planning

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

This paper, part of a series of primers on the economic, institutional, political, and technological challenges of integrating renewable energy into power systems in China, focuses on electricity system planning. It explores the various electricity planning processes in China, centered around five-year planning, and their links to national industrial policy. It r...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Report August 18, 2015

美国低碳电力行业监管的国际经验

By Max Dupuy, Riley Allen, David Crossley, Frederick Weston, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Kevin Porter

电力需求侧管理杂志于2015年7月在环球揽萃栏目节选刊登了睿博能源智库受世界银行委托撰写的报告。基于对美国电力行业监管的经验,文章介绍了美国监管机构及其职能,并结合实例深入地阐述了美国在能效资源的获取、定价和融资以及与此相关的电网公司收入监管、激励机...

Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report December 24, 2014

Integrating Renewables into Power Systems in China: A Technical Primer – Power System Operations

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

Power systems in China evolved in response to economic, social, and political forces that were very different from those in other countries. Many of these practices — designed around rigid, long-term planning for heavy industrial demand and baseload coal generation — will need to change to accommodate the increasingly diverse needs of a dynamic economy and th...

Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Report November 26, 2013

能效电厂计算器用户手册

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Jim Williams, Snuller Price

能效电厂计算器用户手册详细地介绍了能效计算器的工作原理和使用方法。其中包含了各个功能的说明,编制计算器所使用的主要公式和具体案例的分析演示。...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report May 31, 2013

Strategies for Expanding Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation in China: Economics and Policy

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Jim Williams, Gabe Kwok, Hu Junfeng

Although natural gas comprises 2% of China’s current electricity mix, that share must increase if China is to meet its ambitious climate and air quality goals. In this study, commissioned by RAP and published in “Energy Review Strategies,” the authors modeled how changes in the price of natural gas relative to coal, the capital cost of natural gas power pla...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary