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Environment China is a weekly bilingual podcast from the Beijing Energy Network. The show features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts working in the environmental field in China.  We are looking to learn how they do their work, what new strategies and solutions they have found, and why now is the right time for real and positive changes in China’s environmental field.

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Oct 15, 2022

Today, we’re talking about China’s evolving market for green energy and renewable power purchases, with Sharon Feng, at Director of Advisory Services and Research at Azure International. Sharon is an expert in China’s power markets, including renewables, energy storage, power trading, and clean energy procurement. She has worked in previous roles at GE, Siemens, and the philanthropy Save the Children, and holds degrees from Peking University and the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Not least, she has spoken at several Beijing Energy Network events and is based in the lovely Ditan Park of Beijing.

In today's podcast we cover:

  • What has changed in China's green power markets in the past few years leading to growing interest in this type of power?
  • How is green power priced, and is it always priced at a premium?
  • What are the volumes like?
  • What provinces are most active, and what is happening on inter-provincial trading of renewables?
  • How the market is likely to develop in the future, including integration with carbon markets.
  • Whether requirements that wind and solar projects install energy storage are hurting the competitiveness of renewables.
  • Whether distributed solar can participate in green power markets.
  • Whether energy storage makes sense for corporate buyers on a stand-alone basis.
  • The role of time-of-use pricing for retail power customers and wholesale spot markets for generators.

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