China’s Jiangsu province approves 6.7 GW offshore wind farm projects

China’s manufacturing hub Jiangsu province gave green lights to 24 offshore wind power projects with total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts (GW), the provincial government-backed Xinhua Daily reported on Friday.

That came as part of Jiangsu’s ambitious plan to launch 10 GW-level offshore wind power plants, known as “Three Gorges on Sea” project, alongside its coastal regions to boost clean energy consumption.

The 24 newly approved projects, with total investment reaching 122.29 billion yuan ($18.05 billion), will be developed by China’s top power generators, including China Energy Group, China General Nuclear Power Corp, China Huaneng Group and State Power Investment Corp.

China aims to build seven large-scale wind power generation base in Jiangsu, Hebei, Jilin, Gansu, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, topping the country’s total wind power capacity to more than 100 GW by 2020.