Currently, the new clean energy industry, mainly wind power and photovoltaic power generation, has become one of the city's leading industries. However, as a common problem in the industry, the difficulty of grid connection has gradually become an important factor restricting the development of the new energy industry in Zhangjiakou.
Recently, the "Interim Measures for the Administration of Renewable Energy Price Additional Subsidy Funds" (hereinafter referred to as the "Measures") was officially issued and implemented jointly by the Ministry of Finance, the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration. In addition to clearly stipulating the incentive policies for power generation companies, the New Deal also clarified for the first time the subsidies for the construction and maintenance of grids connected to renewable energy. This move made Zhangjiakou’s new energy industry departments and enterprises extremely excited. According to industry analysts, as a new energy industry market, this move will help promote the construction of Zhangjiakou’s new energy grid-connected project and increase the city’s new energy grid-connected rate And market absorption capacity.
The new deal points to the difficulty of grid connection, which brings momentum to the increase in grid connection rate
The "Measures" clearly stipulate that special subsidies will be listed for the project investment and operation and maintenance costs involved in connecting renewable energy power generation projects to the grid system. The specific standards are: 1 cent per kilowatt hour within 50 kilometers, and 50-100 kilometers per kilometer. 2 cents per kilowatt hour, 3 cents per kilowatt hour for 100 kilometers and above. The scope of subsidies covers wind power, biomass power, solar power, geothermal power and ocean power.
In fact, this is also the most concerned clause in the New Deal. As the person in charge of a wind power company in Zhangjiakou said, “This clause has attracted the attention of many wind power companies, because the current grid connection difficulty is indeed the consensus of these renewable energy power generation companies.” It is understood that in recent years, Zhangjiakou Wind Power The rapid development of renewable energy such as solar and photovoltaic power generation, but because wind power and solar power generation are not very stable, the grid needs to bear higher grid-connected costs, resulting in its low enthusiasm for grid-connected power generation of renewable energy projects. Therefore, grid-connected power generation Difficulties, market absorption and other issues still plague the development of the new energy industry.
In order to promote the development of renewable energy, subsidies for renewable energy electricity prices have become an established policy for industry development. However, it is the first time that subsidies for engineering investment and operation and maintenance costs of renewable energy power generation projects connected to the grid system have been clarified. In this regard, the person in charge of the Energy Office of the Municipal Development and Reform Commission stated that this regulation will increase the enthusiasm of the construction of new energy grid-connected projects in Zhangjiakou through the implementation of economic stimulus to the power grid project, thereby alleviating the current rapid development of the new energy industry and the ability to absorb the market to a certain extent. Inadequate contradiction.
It is understood that at present, Zhangjiakou City usually builds the grid connection line not the grid, but the project party, which will be recycled by the grid after completion. Although in this context, the new grid-connected project subsidies have not directly benefited the power grid, it has increased the number of access points, which, to a certain extent, will help increase its willingness to accept new energy power.
Take the wind power industry with the largest proportion as an example. As of the end of March this year, the city has installed 5.14 million kilowatts and 4.5 million kilowatts connected to the grid. In fact, such a grid-connection rate is still at a relatively high level among prefecture-level cities across the country. As the implementation of the New Deal has brought new impetus to the increase in the grid-connection rate of new energy in Zhangjiakou City, industry insiders are quite interested in the development of the new energy industry in Zhangjiakou City. confidence.
New energy companies in Zhangjiakou City are generally considered positive
In recent years, Zhangjiakou City has seized the favorable opportunity for the state to encourage the development of clean energy, fully tapped the advantages of rich wind energy resources, and listed the wind power industry as a strategic priority for economic development. At present, Huaneng, Datang, Huadian, Guodian, China Power Investment, More than 30 domestic energy companies including Guohua have invested in Zhangjiakou City. As of the end of last year, there were 177 wind power projects completed, under construction and approved for preliminary work in the city, with a total capacity of 10.82 million kilowatts.
Regarding the issuance of the "Measures", many leaders of new energy companies in Zhangjiakou City said that it is a great benefit to the development of the company, because many new energy grid-connected projects in Zhangjiakou City are mainly built by power generation companies, so subsidies are very useful in reducing the burden of enterprise project investment. The big role will boost the development of new energy enterprises in Zhangjiakou City. As the person in charge of a wind power company said, "The most important constraint on the development of renewable energy is grid connection. As long as subsidies can involve grid connection, it will be of great benefit to the industry and will help alleviate the problem of overcapacity in the new energy industry." .
However, some company leaders said that although subsidies have a certain stimulating effect on power generation companies, it is undoubtedly a great regret that the new regulations do not involve the improvement of grid-connected technologies such as updating equipment. Because, the current low grid-connection rate is mainly due to grid-connected technical problems. In particular, the instability of new energy on-grid power is an important reason why the grid is unwilling to accept it. To improve this problem involves updating equipment, and this part of the subsidy is This time it was not reflected in the Measures.
In addition, in accordance with the requirements of the Measures, the subsidy standard for on-grid electricity from renewable energy power generation projects is determined based on factors such as on-grid electricity prices for renewable energy, benchmark electricity prices for desulfurized coal-fired units. In terms of funding methods and subsidy standards, the "Measures" stipulate that in principle, the additional subsidy funds for renewable energy tariffs shall be pre-appropriated on a quarterly basis and settled at the end of the year. This not only regulates the use of development funds and the objects of support, but also another substantive move made by the state in promoting the development of the renewable energy industry.