China Explores Demand Response as a Cost-Effective Climate Strategy

By Barbara Finamore (from her NRDC blog)

China is exploring a number of innovative methods for reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, including managing increasing power consumption through the use of demand response. As we explained in our [NRDC] new report, Assessment of Demand Response Market Potential and Benefits in Shanghai:

“The electricity systems in China are changing. The need for large-scale integration of intermittent renewables and penetration of electric vehicles, as implied by the low-carbon energy transition, poses challenges to system operation and network management…”

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