Sumitomo Corp launch commercial operations of wind power generation business in inner Mongolia, China

The project has been developed in partnership with China Datang Corporation, one of the five largest power generation companies in China, and Kyushu Electric Power Company.

The company running the project, Datang Sino-Japan (Chifeng) Renewable Power Corporation, was founded in November 2007, with a 20% investment by Sumitomo Corporation, 51% by Datang and 29% by Kyushu Electric Power.

As the first Sino-Japanese joint wind power generation initiative, the project has been developed with loans from the Asian Development Bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Commercial operation of the power station is scheduled to continue for 25 years from date of the company’s foundation.

The power station has a capacity of 50,000 kW. It consists of 25 wind turbine generators made by VESTAS, each having a capacity of 2,000 kW, installed across a stretch of grassland. Annual power generation is expected to be 130 million kWh.

Power will be sold to Northeast China Grid Company Ltd., a state-owned power distribution company, in accordance with the Renewable Energy Law of China. As a CDM facility, environmental contributions in the form of a reduction of 150,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year are also expected.