National Energy Administration
The National Energy Administration (NEA) serves under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) as the regulator of power industry in China after the first session of the twelfth National People's Congress of China in 2013.
Its power-related functions include:
- To organize the formulation of policies and standards related to energy such as coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, new and renewable energy... To guide the energy development in rural area.
- To be in charge of nuclear power administration, including the proposal and implementation of development planning, access conditions, technical standards; the proposal of suggestions in regard to crucial projects and overall nuclear deployment.
- To be in charge of energy saving and the comprehensive utilization of resource in energy industry; to take part in the research and suggestion of total energy consumption control and to guide and supervise relevant work; to balance energy production and consumption.
- To supervise the operation of electric power market and to regulate its order; to regulate electricity price and propose price for supplementary services; to carry out research on, to give suggestions to, and to supervise the implementation of general electric power service policies; to be responsible of the administration and law enforcement in electric power...
- To be in charge of electric power safety management, reliability management and emergency management; to formulate and organize the implementation of regulations in electric power operation safety, electric power engineering safety and project quality except for nuclear power; to organize or participate in investigations and settlement in electric power safety accidents.
- To organize international cooperation in energy by negotiating and signing agreements with foreign energy administration and international energy organizations and by coordinating overseas energy exploration and utilization; to verify or review major overseas energy (coal, oil, natural gas, electric power) investment projects.
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