IEA Technology Roadmaps

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) is leading the development of a series of roadmap for some of the most important energy technologies.  Roadmaps achieve consensus on low-carbon energy milestones, priorities for technology development, policy and regulatory frameworks, investment needs and public engagement.  As such, roadmaps can provide solid analytical footing that enables national policy makers and industry to develop specific technologies.  12 technology specific roadmaps have now been completed covering both energy supply and demand technologies.

China Wind Energy Development Roadmap 2050

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31 Jan 2012
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The report shows how China, already the world’s largest wind market, could reach 1,000 GW of wind power by the middle of the century, an achievement that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 gigatonnes per year, or roughly equivalent to the combined CO2 emissions of Germany, France and Italy in 2009. The China Wind Energy Roadmap is the first national roadmap that has been developed by a country with IEA support, drawing from its global roadmap series.
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Table of Contents

Key Findings
-Outlook for energy demand in China
-China’s low carbon energy strategy
-Purpose of this roadmap
-Methodology and content
Status Quo and Prospects
-History and status quo of wind power
-Wind energy development prospects
-Vision for Wind Power Deployment and CO2 Abatement
Strategic objectives
-Investment and subsidies
-CO2 emissions abatement
-Northwestern China development and employment
Wind Technology Development: Actions and Milestones
Wind energy resource assessment
-Wind turbines
-Wind farm development and construction
Wind power integration
Delivery and Network Integration: Actions and Milestones
Power system development trends
-Challenges of wind power integration and consumption
-Grid connection, transmission and consumption of wind power
Policy Framework: Actions and Milestones
Develop a national strategy to transform China’s energy structure
-Accelerate transformation of the power system and promote reform of the electricity market
-Support incentives and regulatory framework
-Market facilitation and transformation
-Research, development and demonstration support
Conclusions: Roadmap Action Plan
Actions led by governments
-Actions led by the wind industry
-Actions led by power system actors
Next Steps
Appendix: References, Acronyms and Abbreviations

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