In this study, the EWI examines the regulatory status quo as well as challenges for industrial enterprises in Germany and China when using Demand Side Management and improving energy efficiency. Based on this, the report develops options for policy makers to improve regulatory conditions. These range from removing prequalification hurdles in Germany to strengthening a market-based price signal for electricity in China.
The effect of these options on market outcomes in both countries can be analyzed using a simulation tool developed by the EWI.
The research was carried out under the framework of the Sino-German Energy Transition Project. As part of the Sino-German Energy Partnership under the commission of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Sino-German Energy Transition project supports the Chinese and German think tanks to strengthen the Sino-German scientific exchange on the energy transition and shares German energy transition experiences with a Chinese audience. The project aims to promote a low-carbon-oriented energy policy and help to build a more effective, low-carbon energy system in China through international cooperation and mutual benefit policy research and modeling.