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HZ Windpower Touts New Giant Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l. Report)
HZ Windpower,
Date: 2019-11-08
In China, the science and technology bureau of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is reporting the development of a 10-MW offshore wind turbine with a 210-meter rotor diameter. The new H210-10MW turbine could generate about 40 million kWh of electricity per year, according to the release.

The new wind turbine, which was developed by CSIC Haizhuang Wind Power (HZ Windpower) a subsidiary of the Beijing-based state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, will be installed at wind farms in the coastal provinces of Fujian and Guangdong.

HZ Wind was established in 2004 and has $1.1 billion in assets and more than 1,000 employees globally. The company has three business segments includes wind farm investment, turbine supply and O&M engineering service globally. The company owns an operating wind farm in Iowa (US), HZ Wind USA, Inc. based in Iowa, and an R&D center in Denmark, according to its website. (Source: HZ Windpower, Xinhua, Nov., 2019) Contact: HZ Windpower,,

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China to Exceed 210 GW Wind Power Target by 2020 (Int'l Report)
China Wind,China National Energy Administration
Date: 2018-08-03
In Beijing, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) previously announced switch from a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme to a competitive auction mechanism aims to help the country surpass its targeted installation of more than 20 GW per year on average over the next 10 years.

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,

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Beijing Jingneng Acquires 100MW Aussie Wind Project (Int'l, M&A)
Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy
Date: 2017-11-08
Chinese-owned Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Australia (BJCE Australia) is reporting completion of its acquisition of Newtricity's proposed 100MW, 31-turbine Biala Wind Farm in the Southern Tablelands region of NSW, Australia.

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,

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Chinese Wind Power Subsidies to End Within 5 years (Int'l)
New and Renewable Energy Bureau at the National Energy Bureau
Date: 2017-10-18
In Beijing, the New and Renewable Energy Bureau at the National Energy Bureau, is reporting the Chinese wind power industry will be independent from government subsidies in three to five years. The government believes wind power could be self-sufficient ahead of photovoltaic by 2020 or 2022.

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,

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Siemens Gamesa Wins 300Mw Chinese Wind Turbine Order (Int'l)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Date: 2017-09-22
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting receipt of an order for 150 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines for delivery to the Xilinhot wind complex reportedly being developed by the Chinese state-owned Huaneng Group utility in Inner Mongolia.

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,

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China Surpassing 2020 Wind Energy Targets (Ind. Report)
Make Consulting,Chinese National Energy Administration
Date: 2017-09-13
In Beijing, the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA), the agency responsible for implementing energy development plans and industrial policies adopted the Chinese government's 13th Solar Energy Development Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), reports that the country's solar industry is off to a running start and the wind energy industry is on track to install at least 110.4 GW of onshore wind capacity by 2020. This would increase China's cumulative installed capacity to about 264 GW and surpassing the original target of 210 GW set during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, according to MAKE Consulting.

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,,; Chinese National Energy Administration,

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ABB Supports China's 2020 Wind Power Goal (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2017-08-28
The ABB Drives China Research and Development Center reports it is supplying its ACS800 next generation wind-generator converters made at its factory in Chaoyang, Beijing, to support China's wind power development goal of 210+ GW of installed capacity.

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,,

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Chinese Q1 Installed Wind Capacity up 13 pct (Int'l)
China National Energy Administration
Date: 2017-05-05
The China National Energy Administration is reporting that the provinces of Qinghai, Shaanxi, Henan, and Hebei saw the largest growth in installed wind energy capacity in Q1, 2017 with 68,700 GWh of electric power generation for a 26 pct increase over the same quarter, 2015. a year earlier.

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,

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Goldwind, Apple Partnering on Chinese Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Date: 2016-12-14
China's Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. (Goldwind) reports it has sealed a deal with high-tech giant Apple under which Apple will hold a 30 stake stake in four separate wind projects being developed in China.

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,, Goldwind Global,

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