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Energy Efficiency Power Plant to be “constructed” in Guangdong


Advocated by CSEP grantees, NDRC is proceeding with “constructing” an Energy Efficiency Power Plant (EPP) in Guangdong Province. EPPs are bundled energy efficiency projects that deliver saved kW and kWhs much the same way as conventional power plants; construction of an EPP obviates the need to build polluting coal-fired power plants. The implementation of EPPs require utilities to purchase saved capacity and energy, with associated costs recovered through increased rates. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide the necessary capital support for project implementation. CSEP grantees the Regulatory Assistance Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Optimal Energy have won the ADB contract for providing international best practice policy guidance and program design.



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