SHANGHAI, Dec 29 (SMM)—Recently, the Development and Reform Commission of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in conjunction with the Industry and Information Technology Bureau and the Energy Bureau, drafted the Several Measures for Ensuring Energy Consumption Control Targets in the "14th Five-Year Plan" (draft for comments).
The draft requires to accelerate energy-saving technological transformation in key high-energy-consuming industries. From 2021 to 2023, focus should be on transformation of key energy-consuming enterprises in high-energy-consuming industries such as thermal power, iron and steel, aluminium, ferroalloy, calcium carbide, copper, lead, zinc, chemical and building materials, and unit product energy consumption after transformation better reach national standards. Comprehensively promote comprehensive energy-saving transformation of coal-fired power plants. All leagues and cities should complete all transformation tasks at least in accordance with the progress of 40%, 40%, and 20%. Increase support for energy-saving technological transformation projects.
Control capacity of some high-energy-consuming industries. From January 1, 2021, new capacity projects of ferroalloys, calcium carbide, calcium carbide method polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and cement (clinker) will no longer be approved. All projects that have been approved before the end of 2020 but have not yet started construction will be suspended or postponed. Total capacity of steel and refined aluminium industries will be controlled. Except for projects that have completed or are in the process of capacity replacement and projects that use fly ash to extract alumina to produce refined aluminum, no additional capacity projects will be approved. Strictly control new coke capacity. Wuhai City, Ordos City, and Alxa League will replace capacity on the basis of not breaking the existing capacity (including projects that have started construction before the end of 2020).
Implement the green electricity price policy. Starting from January 1, 2021, the preferential electricity prices for high-energy-consuming industries in West Inner Mongolia will be cancelled, and policy-based cross-subsidies will be imposed on self-provided power plants. Power trading plans will be improved and trading modes will be adjusted.