UNFCCC Publishes Data on Wind and Hydro Tariffs in China

24 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note containing the highest tariffs applied by the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in its decisions on CDM project request reviews in China.The note contains detailed information on wind and hydro tariffs applied in decisions on reviews of requests for project registration. The information is intended to provide transparency on the appropriateness of the applicable highest tariffs for wind and hydro power projects in China, as applied by the Board in its decisions. Such tariffs figure prominently in the determination of project additionality. The list of tariffs published by the Secretariat includes tariff information for all provinces in China where CDM project activities have been placed under review by the Executive Board. Tariff information for additional provinces will be added if and when CDM project activities in such provinces are placed under review by the Executive Board. These tariffs reflect the highest applicable tariff in each province, based on either national/local tariff notifications by Chinese authorities or the power purchase agreement for a CDM project activity. References, sources and additional details regarding the data are also provided in the note. [Information Note]