2012 Renewable Energy Electricity feed-in tariff China 2012

Name of policy 2012 Renewable Energy Electricity feed-in tariff
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country China
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Feed-in tariffs or premiums
Sector name
  • Electricity and heat
    • Renewables
Policy description Solar PV:

"The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) of China have revised feed-in tariffs (FiT) for solar power in 2016, reducing the rates: - FiT tariffs in the Region I (western provinces suffering power restrictions, such as Ningxia, Qinghai and Xinjiang) will be cut by around 11% from Cyu 0.90/kWh in 2015 to Cyu 0.80/kWh in 2016 (from US$13.9c/kWh to US$12.3c/kWh); - those in the Region II (Beijing, Tianjin and certain districts in Qinghai, Xinjiang and Gansu) will be reduced by 7.3%, from Cyu 0.95/kWh to Cyu 0.88/kWh in 2016 (from US$14.7c/kWh to US$13.6c/kWh); - in the Region III (eastern China), FIT will decrease by 2%, from Cyu 1/kWh to Cyu 0.98/kWh (from US$15.4c/kWh to US$15.1c/kWh) in 2016. Solar PV plants approved in 2015 and connected to the grid before 30 June 2016 will be eligible to benefit from the 2015 feed-in tariffs." (http://www.enerdata.net/enerdatauk/press-and-publication/energy-news-001/china-revises-solar-and-wind-feed-tariffs-2016_35469.html)

Concerning offshore projects, the inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.75 (USD 0.12) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore tariff will set at RMB 0.85 (USD 0.14)/kWh.

Onshore wind will feed-in tariffs will be between 0.47CNY/kWh and 0.6CNY/kWh depending on the region in which it is installed.

Policy type
  • Renewables1
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision 2012
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact GHG reduction
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.nea.gov.cn/2012-06/27/c_131679488.htm

http://www.enerdata.net/enerdatauk/press-and-publication/energy-news-001/china-revises-solar-and-wind-feed-tariffs-2016_35469.html http://www.gwec.net/china-introduces-offshore-wind-feed-in-tariffs/ http://ceenews.info/en/decrease-of-renewable-energy-feed-in-tariffs-in-china/

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Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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