Conservation Management Systems
Policy measure

According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (2007), China established one of the most extensive energy conservation management systems in the 1980s. Key national energy conservation issues at the central government level were studied and it was decided that a “working meeting system” would be established by the State Council. The State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC), the State Planning Commission (SPC) as well as local and sectoral authorities also established energy conservation management organizations to coordinate and implement various energy conservation management systems.

At the enterprise level, major energy consuming entities “established energy conservation units and allocated specific personnel to monitor and manage energy use within the enterprises. In addition, more than 200 energy conservation technical service centers were also established nationally to provide technical services, energy auditing and information services to enterprises.” (UNIDO, 2007).

No identified implementation measures.
No identified challenges.
No identified outcomes.

UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), 2007. Regulatory and policy options to encourage energy efficiency – Module 16. Vienna. Available at: