September 2020 IAEE Webinar: Accelerating power system decarbonization in China

Paper: He, Gang, Jiang Lin, Froylan Sifuentes, Xu Liu, Nikit Abhyankar, and Amol Phadke. 2020. Rapid Cost Decrease of Renewables and Storage Accelerates the Decarbonization of China’s Power System. Nature Communications 11 (1): 2486. [pdf]

IAEE 2017 Dual Plenary Session: Electricity Access in Emerging and Developing Countries

Paper: He, Gang, David Victor. 2017. Experiences and lessons from China's success in providing electricity for all. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 122:335-338. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.03.011 [pdf]

SUMMARY OF DUAL PLENARY SESSION 1: ELECTRICITY ACCESS IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES The session was chaired by Valerie Karplus, Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT. Prof. Karplus was joined by Gang HE, Professor, Stony Brook University; Abhishek Jain, Council On Energy, Environment, and Water, Delhi, India; Fatima Arthur, Electricidade De Mozambique; and Vijay Modi, Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA. The four speakers presented the status-quo of electricity access in China, India and Mozambique and addressed the cost/benefit dynamics of different technologies for electrification. China achieved increased access to electricity from 97% of its population in 2002 to 100% by 2015. In India there are still 237 million people without access to electricity. While 96% of all villages in the six least developed states had access to electricity in 2015, only 69% of the households did. The proclaimed goal of Mozambique is to reach universal access of electricity by 2030. This implies 5.4 million households to be connected to the electricity system at a cost of approximately 500 USD per connection. Source:

August 2015 LBNL ETA Seminar: Decarbonizing China’s Power Sector: Potential, Prospects, and Policy

Paper: He, Gang, Anne-Perrine Avrin, James H. Nelson, Josiah Johnston, Ana Mileva, Jianwei Tian, and Daniel M. Kammen. 2016. SWITCH-China: A Systems Approach to Decarbonizing China’s Power System. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(11):5467–5473. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01345. [pdf]