Non-Fossil Energy Development in China - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131060

Non-Fossil Energy Development in China

1st Edition

Goals and Challenges

Authors: Yunzhou Zhang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128131060
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2018
Page Count: 496
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Non-Fossil Energy Development in China: Goals and Challenges explores the development of non-fossil energy sources, which is very important for China to protect its energy supply, deal with climate change and adjust its energy structure. At present, the development of energy and electricity is undergoing profound change. The core and most prominent feature is the sudden emergence of clean energy, exerting a decisive influence on the future energy industry.

Due to history and resource limitation, a series of problems in the energy development of China have existed for a long time, such as poor energy structure, serious environmental pollution, large carbon emissions, low energy efficiency, regional supply and demand imbalances. The Chinese government has set the development goal for non-fossil energy to 15% in primary energy consumption in 2020. The connotation and interpretation of the goal, possible development scenarios, feasible implementation paths, and corresponding benefit costs are all the major issues this book explains in detail and demonstrates by models.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates how to safely, economically and efficiently meet the Chinese government’s energy development target for non-fossil energy
  • Analyzes energy development scenarios by using the energy demand and supply model, electricity demand forecasting model and power system optimization planning models
  • Focuses on practical problems and algorithms


Energy economics researchers, electric power system planning technicians of power utility, economists, university professors and students, consultants, and government policy makers in relevant fields

Table of Contents

  1. Review and Perspective of Energy Development across the World
    2. Present Status and Future Evolution Thread of Energy Development in China
    3. Research Methodology and Model of Non-fossil Energy Development
    4. Energy Resource Conditions and Exploitation Potential
    5. Scenario Construction and Comprehensive Evaluation of Non-fossil Energy Development
    6. Development of Power Grid and its Social and Economic Benefit
    7. Realizing Route of Non-fossil Energy Development Objective
    8. Policy and Measures to Realize the Development Objective of Non-fossil Energy
    9. Conclusions
    Appendix I. Explanation of Main Statistical Indicators
    Appendix II.Technical and Economic Parameters of Power Source Optimization
    Appendix III.  Brief Introduction to Extended Multi-area Power Source Optimization Models


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About the Author

Yunzhou Zhang

President of the State Grid Energy Research Institute (SGERI). After having the Bachelor degree of Engineering in Power System and Automation in Tianjin University, he did his master degree in the North China Electric Power Institute. With extensive research and project experience in energy and power policy, strategy and planning for more than two decades, he gained many rewards in the field, including the Outstanding Management Consulting Award of SGCC, Scientific and Technological Advancement Award of SGCC, and the China General Chamber of Commerce Science and Technology Award, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

President of the State Grid Energy Research Institute (SGERI), Beijing, China

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