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Wind power supply chain in China

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  • Yuan, Jiahai
  • Sun, Shenghui
  • Shen, Jiakun
  • Xu, Yan
  • Zhao, Changhong

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Wind power industry has experienced swift development and gradually moved towards maturity in China. However some hiding issues have appeared and threatened its sustainable development. In this paper, we employ the supply chain framework to present a thorough and comprehensive review on China׳s wind power industry. First we identify key stakeholders along the supply chain and discuss their concerns. Then we summarize the evolution of related policies in both upstream and downstream of the supply chain. The concerns of stakeholders and the existing policies will help understand the progress and challenges of the industry in China. We find that inability of independent technique innovation, unordered and unbalanced pattern of wind farm development, de-motivation of power grid companies, incompatible technical codes of power grid operation, and neglected demand response are among the key issues. Policy recommendations are proposed to address these problems.

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  • Yuan, Jiahai & Sun, Shenghui & Shen, Jiakun & Xu, Yan & Zhao, Changhong, 2014. "Wind power supply chain in China," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 356-369.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:39:y:2014:i:c:p:356-369
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.014
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