While certain onshore and offshore projects will still be eligible for the FiT, most projects starting in 2019 will need to win at auction. This is all part of the NEA's effort to ensure that wind energy reaches grid parity by 2020.
China is expected to surpass its national cumulative wind power target of 210 GW and will install on average over 20 GW worth of new wind capacity each year. (Source: China National Energy Administration , CleanTechnica, 31 July, 2018) Contact: China National Energy Administration, en.ndrc.gov.cn
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BJCE, which became active in Australia in 2014, says it plans to have a 1GW portfolio here by the end of 2020.
The company plans to begin construction of the wind farm in mid 2018, for completion and commissioning in Q2 of 2019. (Source: BJCE, Renew Economy, Others, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy, www.jncec.com/jingneng
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Although the country's total wind power reached 154 million KW as of June 2017, nearly triple the figure from 2012, the usage rate is low and Many wind turbines are halted and idle due local power grid failures.
Also, the price of wind and photovoltaic energy are still too high and still rely on subsidies to develop.
(Source: China New and Renewable Energy Bureau National Energy Bureau, Asia Times,
The DailyBrief , Oct., 2017) Contact: China New and Renewable Energy Bureau National Energy Bureau,en.ndrc.gov.cn
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Turbine delivery is set to begin in Q2 of 2018 for completion by the year end. The contract includes long- term operation and maintenance.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, CleanTechnica, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Álvaro Bilbao, CEO, Siemens Gamesa Asia Pacific, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.htm
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However, analysis from MAKE Consulting suggests that the annual grid-connected capacity from 2017 to 2020 will be less than 25 GW in China, mainly because of curtailment restraints which can arise due to grid congestion, oversupply, operational issues or other reasons. In 2015, about 15 pct of China's wind energy was wasted because of curtailment issues.
According to MAKE Consulting, China's offshore wind resources are expected to grow to 26 GW by the end of 2026. China is currently on track to build an 800-MW wind farm off the coast of eastern China's Yancheng, Jiangsu province, surpassing the UK's 630-MW London Array.(Source: IEA, MAKE Consulting, Windpower Eng., Blog., 5 Sept., 2017)Contact: MAKE Consulting, +45 7026 6628, email@example.com, www.consultmake.com;
Chinese National Energy Administration, www.nea.gov.cn
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ABB's ACS800 wind converters for DFIG (doubly-fed induction generators) moderates turbine speed and electrical current when wind speeds change. This makes it possible to better integrate supplying wind power to power while reducing the wear on turbines, according to ABB.
The advanced ACS800 model was produced at ABB Drives China Research and Development Center and is fully compatible with interfaces built for prior designs. (Source: ABB, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: ABB, Lynette Jackson, +44 (0) 43 317 5404, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abb.com
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Overall, the country's Q1 electric power consumption rose by 6.9 pct, a 3.7 pct increase, while the country's energy intensity decreased by 3.8 pct.
(Source: China National Energy Administration, Xinhua News Agency, 1 April, 2017) Contact: China National Energy Administration, en.ndrc.gov.cn
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Under the terms of the agreement,
Goldwind's wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd. and Apple agree to cooperate on wind power projects, and actively promote certain of the Company's green power in local projects..
Beijing Tianrun will transfer a 30 pct equity share of the Target Project Companies -- subsidiaries set up to develop and operate a project -- of four wind projects to Apple, which will make the four projects cooperative joint ventures between the two companies. The four companies-projects are: Nanyang Runtang New Energy Co., Ltd. in Henan Province;
Zibo Runchuan New Energy Co., Ltd. in Shandong Province;
Shuozhou Pinglu Sineng Wind Power Co., Ltd. in Shanxi Province; and
the Qiaojia Tianqiao Wind Power Co., Ltd. in Yunnan Province.
(Source: Goldwind, Various Media, 12 Dec., 20160 Contact: Apple, www.apple.com, Goldwind Global, www.goldwindglobal.com
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As of the end of September, China's total installed capacity of wind power generation facilities connected to the power grid totaled 139 million KW for a 28 pct increase over the previous year.
The growth rate outpaced that of the nation's total power use which totaled 4.5 pct year on year for the first nine months.
The first nine months also saw newly added grid-connected wind power generation capacity of 10 million kilowatts, according to the NEA.
However, those power generation facilities had average utilization hours of 1,251 in the first nine months, declining by 66 hours from a year earlier.
(Source: China National Energy Administration, Xinhu, China Daily, 20 Nov., 2016) Contact: National Energy Administration , www.nea.gov.cn
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