A 200 MW wind farm of China Huadian Corporation has just passed the preliminary review by the local environmental protection bureau. This is just part of a 2 GW wind turbines farm to be built by ten power companies in southeast of Hami.
The potential wind power in Hami is estimated at 75 GW, accounting for approximately 60 percent of Xinjiang’s total.
The wind power boom came as the Chinese government seeks to use more clean energy to reduce over-reliance on electricity generated by polluting coal.
China also plans to build another six 10 GW wind power farms by 2020. The seven wind farm bases, including Hami, will have a combined capacity of 90 GW by 2020, accounting for 60 percent of the country’s total.
Two wind power farms to be built in western Guizhou Province
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 valley" energy base on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.
One wind power 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 power 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 farm projects, with a combined installed capacity of 100,000 kilowatts will start construction at the end of 2010 after the feasibility research report for the project in Bijie was approved.
It is known that the project will install 1.5-megawatt wind power generating units and have an installed capacity of 49.5 megawatts, with dynamic investments totaling 1.1 billion yuan. The two wind power farms are scheduled to be put into operation in the second half of 2011.
First stage completed of China’s largest wind power project in NW China
China has completed building the first-stage of Jiuquan wind power base, the country’s largest wind power project, in northwest China, local officials said at the ceremony to mark the completion Wednesday.
More than 3,500 turbines have been erected with an installed capacity of 5.16 GW, and at present the turbines are generating 1.15 GW of power, said Wang Jianxin, director of Jiuquan Development and Reform Commission.
Jiuquan wind power base is located in the desert area near Jiuquan City, northwest China’s Gansu Province, which has abundant wind resources.
China’s first 5-megawatt wind turbine debuts
Sinovel Wind Group Company, the largest wind power generator manufacturer in China, officially announced on Oct. 13 that they have completed production of an independently-developed 5-megawatt wind turbine has independently-owned intellectual property rights.
This is China’s first 5-megawatt wind turbine. In addition, the research and development of a 6-megawatt wind power generator is progressing smoothly, and production will begin in the first half of 2011.
With the development of China’s wind power industry — especially the launch of offshore wind power concession projects — it is inevitable that wind-power generators capable of producing 3 megawatts or more will become the standard nationwide. The development of 5 megawatt and above wind turbines are also a high-level manufacturing field in the world.
An official at Sinovel said that with the development of large wind turbines in China and the world, more efficient and more powerful units capable of producing 5 megawatts or more will certainly become the mainstream of the next generation and are widely used in land, on sea and in the intertidal zones as well as in different wind fields. Following the production of the 5-megawatt generators, Sinovel will continue to research and develop the wind turbines with even higher power.
Tao Gang, vice general manager of Sinovel, said that at the invitation to bid for offshore wind power projects involving 1 million kilowatts of power held by the National Energy Bureau, Sinovel won 60 percent of the share, including two coastal wind power projects in Binhai and Sheyang counties in Jiangsu Province, totaling 600,000 kilowatts.