As China’s middle class continues to grow, it will likely cause additional stress on electricity grids with the increase in use of air conditioning and other electrical appliances. If China implements a real time pricing model soon it could create a regulatory scheme that avoids the problems Western countries encountered in their attempts to manage demand through time-based pricing.
Emmett Pepper (2011) "Time-of-Use Pricing Could Help China Manage Demand," Sustainable Development Law & Policy: Vol. 11: Iss. 1, Article 10. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/sdlp/vol11/iss1/10