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Title: Prospects for the medium- and long-term development of China`s electric power industry and analysis of the potential market for superconductivity technology

First of all, overall economic growth objectives in China are concisely and succinctly specified in this report. Secondly, this report presents a forecast of energy supply and demand for China`s economic growth for 2000--2050. In comparison with the capability of energy construction in China in the future, a gap between supply and demand is one of the important factors hindering the sustainable development of Chain`s economy. The electric power industry is one of China`s most important industries. To adopt energy efficiency through high technology and utilizing energy adequately is an important technological policy for the development of China`s electric power industry in the future. After briefly describing the achievements of China`s electric power industry, this report defines the target areas and policies for the development of hydroelectricity and nuclear electricity in the 2000s in China, presents the strategic position of China`s electric power industry as well as objectives and relevant plans of development for 2000--2050. This report finds that with the discovery of superconducting electricity, the discovery of new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) materials, and progress in materials techniques, the 21st century will be an era of superconductivity. Applications of superconductivity in the energy field, such as superconducting storage, superconducting transmission,more » superconducting transformers, superconducting motors, its application in Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics (MHD), as well as in nuclear fusion, has unique advantages. Its market prospects are quite promising. 12 figs.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Bob Lawrence and Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
663598
Report Number(s):
ORNL/Sub--97/SX339V/1
ON: DE98006096; BR: EB5001000; TRN: AHC29818%%436
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1998
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States);Bob Lawrence and Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CHINA; SUPPLY AND DEMAND; ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY; CAPACITY; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC ENERGY STORAGE; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; NUCLEAR POWER; ENERGY POLICY; MARKET