Changsha to boost its energy service industry
Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province, is seeking to grow into a core base for energy saving service industry in Central China in 10 years’ time.
The local government has recently released a document regarding plans to speed up development of energy saving service industry, which will come into effect on April 10.
The city aims to increase the number of professional energy saving service institutions to 200 and the industry practitioners to more than 10,000 by the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20).
Meanwhile, the total output value of the industry is expected to reach 10 billion yuan ($1.61 billion) by then. It will have achieved an energy saving capacity equivalent to 600,000 tons of coal per annum.
Changsha will also increase its financial support to subsidize energy saving services such as energy audit, energy saving assessments, energy management contract projects and professional training.
The LED street lighting on Leifeng Avenue, Wangcheng district, Changsha [Photo/hrlight.com]
It encourages enterprises in the industry to promote brand and network management through mergers and acquisitions so as to foster a batch of competitive large-scale service companies.
The city will ask supermarkets and wholesale markets that hold a business area of more than 10,000 square meters, as well as hotels that are rated above three-star levels to conduct energy saving renovations.
It also aims that, by the end of 2017, more than 50 percent of the urban roads lighting in Changsha, including all the districts and counties, will be replaced with energy saving models.
By Zhang Qiong, edited by Mevlut Katik
Source: Sanxiang City Express