China is a big country in the manufacture and use of electric motors. The annual consumption of electricity and the proportion of electric motors is very high. In 2010, China's motor power consumption is about 2 trillion kWh, accounting for 60% of the country's total electricity consumption and 80% of industrial electricity consumption. At present, the main motor produced and used in China is an ordinary motor, energy efficiency standard. At level 3 or below, the market share is close to 95%, and the average efficiency is 87.3%, which is 3% lower than that of high-efficiency motors. If all the ordinary motors in use are replaced with high-efficiency motors, they can save at least 60 billion yuan per year. In kWh, the power generation capacity of the Three Gorges Power Station in 2010 was 84 billion kWh, and the power-saving effect of high-efficiency motors was considerable. At the same time, after replacing all ordinary motors with energy-saving motors, it is equivalent to saving more than 25 million tons of standard coal per year and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 50 million tons.
China's motor industry is relatively fragmented and its comprehensive competitiveness is not strong. In 2010, China's 2,400 motor manufacturing enterprises produced a total of 220 million kilowatts of motor. Although the total output value exceeded 60 billion yuan, there were only 11 enterprises with an annual output value of more than 1 billion yuan, and 85% of enterprises had an annual output value of less than 30 million yuan. Even so, China's high-efficiency motor industry has formed a relatively complete industrial chain, with an annual production capacity of more than 30 million kilowatts. At the same time, China's rare earth resources are abundant, and cold-rolled silicon steel, copper, pure aluminum and other raw materials have strong production capacity, and abundant raw material resources have created favorable conditions for the development of high-efficiency and energy-saving motors.
On March 10, 2011, the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission issued the "Notice on Doing a Good Job in the Promotion of High-Efficiency Motors in 2011", increased the subsidies for high-efficiency and energy-saving motors, and announced the second batch of high-efficiency motor products. Promote the catalog. Up to now, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance have successively announced two batches of high-efficiency motor promotion catalogues, and a total of 9,740 specifications of motor products were shortlisted for promotion. Among them, the first batch of promotion catalogue included 1061 models of 14 companies, and the second batch of promotion catalogue included 8409 models of 50 companies.