General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

General Electric (GE) has opened a center in northeast China to train maintenance personnel for the wind power sector.

The facility in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, can train between 250 and 800 field workers and technicians a year, according to a GE statement.

Li Feng, a wind power executive with the U.S. conglomerate, said the new center will help GE develop the growing Chinese market.

Wind power currently is able to generate nearly 9 percent of the electricity needed in China. GE first brought its wind power products to the Chinese market in 2004.