The Second Session of the Virtual Training for Power Sector

The second session of the virtual training for power sector was successfully delivered on 4 January and 11 January 2023, respectively, for different trainees. 183 trainees from power industry across China participated in the training on 4 January, while another 182 trainees attended the training on 11 January. Zhang Jie, the expert from China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC) gave a comprehensive lecture on Interpretation of the Guidelines for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Generation Facilities (《企业温室气体排放核算与报告指南-发电设施》). The following presentation was given by Tang Bin, the expert from China Electricity Council. He introduced Suggestions for Power Generators to Adapt to the Changes Related to the New Version Of the Accounting Guide (发电企业适应新版核算指南变化相关调整建议》).

After completing its first compliance cycle by end of 2021, China’s ETS is ready to step into the second stage. Based on the feedback of power companies and industry associations, while the overall progress is seen in such a short period, some gaps still exist when some compliance companies intended to follow the regulations to do MRV, manage their carbon asset, surrender allowance, trade in market, etc. The performance of various companies revealed the discrepancy of their capacity of dealing with ETS. Besides, some crucial policy documents, such as ETS MRV guidelines, allowance allocation plans, compliance requirements, are in the process of update. Renewed CCER rule is supposed to be issued. All of these updates need to be interpreted and disseminated among power companies. Under these contexts, the continued demand-driven trainings hosted by the project team will make difference to power companies ruled by China’s ETS.

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