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China’s New Energy Plan Targets a Bigger and More Flexible Grid

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China plans a huge increase in power capacity over the next five years, and will take steps to make its power grid more flexible in order to handle the extra volumes. 

The country aims to have 3,000 gigawatts of generating capacity installed by 2025, up from 2,200 at the end of 2020, according its 14th five-year plan for energy development. The 800-gigawatt growth goal is about twice the size of India’s entire power fleet, according to BloombergNEF data.