24 Feb '12, 3pm

Chinese Distributed Wind Projects Required to Meet Grid Requirements

Chinese Distributed Wind Projects Required to Meet Grid Requirements

The National Energy Administration recently released development and construction guidelines for distributed wind in a move to drive and standardize projects to connect to the power grid. Henan, Anhui, Shanxi, Guizhou, along with some other provinces, have been put on the list of key areas for distributed wind. However, necessary development planning has taken more time than expected. Wind power projects across the country have been challenged by technical requirements for grid-connected systems to ensure the stability and safety of the power grid. According to guidelines, distributed wind power projects, where installed capacity is not allowed to exceed 50 MW, can only connect to the existing 110-kV or 66-kV power grid systems through multi-access points. Some industry experts suggest that it will cost more for these 50-MW projects to meet these requirements. An insider f...

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