Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

04/2016

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.

Journal

The Electricity Journal

Volume

29

Year of Publication

2016

Short Title

The Electricity Journal

Issue

3

Pagination

48 - 54

ISSN

10406190