Development of energy consumption quota for government agencies in Chongqing, China


The China Circular Economy Promotion Law and Energy Conservation Regulation for State-owned Institutions, both published in 2008, require the establishment of energy consumption quotas at all levels of government in China. 
Thus far, most implementation activities have been concentrated at the central government level, and there is a need for developing energy consumption quotas and relevant policy frameworks that work well at the local level.


To develop energy consumption quotas for the Chinese Chongqing municipal government agencies and provide methodology and training for achieving them, and act as an example for other cities in the process.

Main Activities

  • Develop energy consumption performance indicators for Chongqing government agencies
  • Analyse energy consumption data and calculate current performance indicators
  • Set energy consumption quota in agreement with Chongqing government agencies
  • Develop implementation guidelines for Chongqing government agencies to use in meeting the quota
  • Hold a training workshop aimed at financial managers and energy managers in local government agencies on how to implement the quota

Expected Impact

  • Decreased energy consumption in Chongqing local government
  • Raised awareness of the current energy consumption and methods for reducing it amongst local government managers and policy-makers
  • Demonstrating the leading role of government agencies in the process of building an energy-efficient society
  • Other cities could develop and implement energy consumption quotas with similar methodology.


Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 





2009 - 2010


€ 128,100 including co-funding from China Standard Certification Center

Implementing agency: 

China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS)

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom