In a recent article, Electricity: Generational shift, The Economist draws attention to problems in China’s power sector and highlights RAP’s analysis and recommendations. According to the article, rigid planning, limited oversight, and an inefficient approach to power plant dispatch lead to system inefficiency and underutilization of clean resources. For example, wind curtailment in China is 10 percent nationally, while in Britain it is less than 2 percent. The article references RAP’s Recommendations for Power Sector Policy in China and quotes Max Dupuy, RAP senior associate. RAP suggests improved planning, pricing reforms to support better dispatch, and new incentives for grid companies to promote renewable integration and end-use energy efficiency.

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