China’s wind power installed capacity is expected to reach 60 GW with generated capacity to exceed 100 billion Kwh by the end of this year, according to Liu Qi, vice director of the National Energy Administration at the three-day 2012 China Wind Power Conference held in Beijing on Thursday, Chinanews.com reported.
The 2012 China Wind Power Conference is held in Beijing on Thursday. The conference has held four sessions since 2008, attracting officials, experts and businesses from more than 40 countries.
Liu said China leads the world in wind power installed capacity, however, a phenomenon of “abandoning wind’ still exists in some areas. “This reflects that traditional energy system, management system and policies cannot fully meet the requirements of new energy development such as wind power,” said Liu.
China will strengthen five aspects to successfully promote wind power development, Liu said, including power system construction and regional power market expansion; power-related policies and regulations; overall power arrangement and development scales; new trails in power storage and usage; and finally international cooperation.
The newly released 12th Five-Year Renewable Energy Development Plan and Wind Power Development Plan by the State Council explained that China will increase its wind power installed capacity to more than 100 million Kwh by 2015, and more than 200 million Kwh by 2020.
The China Wind Power Conference has held four sessions since 2008, attracting officials, experts and businesses from more than 40 countries including the Untied States and Demark. The theme of this year’s conference is “From quantitative to qualitative change – wind power market’s new chance and new challenge.”