Two wind energy farms to be built in western Guizhou (China)

The construction of the Xiliangshan and Mabaidashan wind power farms in the valleys of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau are scheduled to begin at the end of 2010. This marks the acceleration of the construction of a "wind turbines valley" energy base on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.

One wind farm will be built in Jiucaiping area of Zhushi Town, Hezhang County, Bijie, western Guizhou, which is Guizhou’s highest point with an attitude of 2,900 meters. Another wind farm will be in the Caohai area of Weining County, which is home to a national-level natural preservation zone and plateau wetlands.

According to the Guizhou Provincial Development and Reform Office, the Xiliangshan and Mabaidashan wind power projects, with a combined installed capacity of 100 MW will start construction at the end of 2010 after the feasibility research report for the wind energy project in Bijie was approved.
It is known that the project will install 1.5-megawatt wind turbines and have an installed capacity of 49.5 megawatts, with dynamic investments totaling 1.1 billion yuan. The two wind power plants are scheduled to be put into operation in the second half of 2011.