A major onshore wind power project has been connected to the state grid and went online on Saturday in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
The 400,000 kilowatt wind project is capable of providing 1.13 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year, which can meet the annual energy demand of nearly 600,000 households.
It can also help save 345,000 tons of standard coal and reduce emissions of 912,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to the Northeast Branch of the State Energy Investment Corporation, investor and builder of the project.
With a gross investment of more than 2.2 billion yuan (about 316 million US dollars), the project has 80 wind turbines, with a capacity of 5 megawatts each, as well as a 220 kilovolt booster station.
It is the first major new energy project completed by the Liaoning State Energy Investment Corporation during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The company plans to build more new energy bases in Liaoning and neighboring Inner Mongolia, and increase its clean energy installed capacity to 6 million kilowatts by 2025.