The Guiding Opinion was published by the National Energy Administration on 19th of July 2017. The document enlisted the annual construction quota of wind, solar and biomass power from 2017 to 2020.
The Guiding Opinion was released to give a discretionary guidance on the construction scale, distribution layout and implementation roadmap of implementation of wind (110.41 GW), photovoltaic (PV) (86.5 GW), hydroelectric, and biomass (23.34 GW) power generation from 2017 to 2020.
This is the first time to implement non-hydroelectric renewable energy construction planning at a provincial level and on a yearly basis (except biomass). There will be no renewed objectives for the 2017 construction scale. Each annual scale increment from 2018 to 2020 are directive objectives in providing an upper limit for the provincial development of wind and PV power generation. NEA majorly considers the amount of electricity which the power grid company promised to transmit and energy consumption capacities but also takes the annual monitoring and early warning results into account so as to renew and announce the increment scale of construction for each province with a specific time-span (one-year for wind and PV power but five-year for biomass power). The Guiding Opinion sets corresponding power transmission and consumption capacities as prerequisites for the organisation of the construction of renewable power generation projects.