About this report

Power Sector Reform in China: an International Perspective is aimed at both those outside the People’s Republic of China who want to understand the mechanics and recent developments of China’s power sector and at those Chinese readers looking for international experiences that are relevant to the implementation of China’s current power sector reforms. The report explains many of the unique features of China’s power sector and provides the context necessary to understand both the prevailing institutional framework and the level of ambition of the ongoing reforms under “Document No 9”, the most recent effort of the Chinese government to update the rules governing the largest power sector in the world. Considering the challenges ahead, the IEA presents a series of examples from power reforms elsewhere, with the hope that they will provide insights to Chinese policy makers in their efforts towards an efficient, secure and sustainable power system.