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Joint Statement for Enhanced Cooperation on Electricity Markets between the European Commission and the State Electricity Regulatory Commission of China
2012/05/11
  Joint Statement for Enhanced Cooperation on Electricity Markets between the European Commission and

the State Electricity Regulatory Commission of China

Brussels, 3 May 2012 

Recalling the 13th EU-China Summit, whereby the EU and China called for enhanced cooperation in the energy sector; 

Recalling the 14th EU-China Summit that addressed key common security concerns, in particular energy security; 

Acknowledging that electricity markets are key components of our respective energy security policies and that efficiency gains can be achieved through electricity market reform; 

Recognising that business operators play a significant role in the development of innovative energy-savings technologies related to electricity markets; 

The European Commission's Directorate General for Energy and the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) of China intend to cooperate in areas of common interest in order to enhance the efficiency of electricity markets and support China in its reform process towards low carbon economy; 

To that end, the European Commission and SERC envisage to work together on a number of issues related to electricity markets and regulation, inter alia:  

-         Electricity market reform

-         Technical standards for sustainable integration of the renewable energy to the grids

-         Energy efficiency and demand-side management

-         Pricing regulation

-         Access to the electricity market 

 

Joint activities (including, for instance, seminars, working or study groups, official visits and training) should be set up on a regular basis with due involvement and support of both sides.

Relevant institutional and industry stakeholders as well as civil society should be invited to participate in the above mentioned activities, as appropriate and upon mutual agreement.

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