A Comparative Analysis and Simulation of DSM and Energy Efficiency in Chinese and German Industry

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.