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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, info@consultmake.com, www.consultmake.com; Chinese National Energy Administration, www.nea.gov.cn

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