Beijing Key Laboratory of New Energy and Low-Carbon Development,School of Economics and Management,North China Electric Power University
The gas distributed energy system (GDES) is becoming a new and important field of clean energy utilization. Developing GDES according to local conditions is the key to success. It is necessary to establish an index system to analyze the development environments of GDES, and to carry out evaluation and comparative study of different regions. Firstly, the influencing factors of GDES developments were identified and 16 quantifiable indicators were concluded from 4 aspects as resource conditions, energy environments, economic environments and social environments. Then, a combined weighting determination method was applied to evaluate the GDES development environments of 31 provincial administrative regions in China. According to the evaluation results, the development environments were divided into five categories, and corresponding strategies were proposed based on different environmental characteristics.