Energy Companies in China


Energy Providers
Energy provision is state-run in China. Systems vary from area to area, but supply is usually arranged by purchasing pre-paid top-up cards or receiving bills. Electicity bills usually come once a month, with gas bills every two months. On receiving a bill, payment can be arranged through the following methods:


Paying Bills at a Convenience Store
Almost all convenience stores are able to scan the barcode on utility bills and arrange payment of it in real time.


Paying Bills at a Post Office
Bills can be payed at Post Offices in China. One half of the perforated form is torn off and received at the counter, and a receipt is then given.


Paying Bills at a Bank
Most banks allow for bill payments. Once signed up, you can make transfers directly to your utilities company account using an ATM.


Paying Bills Using a 3rd-Party Website Online payments can be made using a number of third-party websites. The most popular are AliPay and 99bill.

Moving to China

If you are considering moving to China or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated Chinese section including; details of immigration and visas, Chinese forums, Chinese event listings and service providers in China.


Living in China

From your safety to shoppingliving in China can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in China with relevant news and up-to-date information.


Working in China

Working in China can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in China, and general Chinese culture of the labour market.



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