19 May '11, 8pm

China Seeks Big Wind in a Push To Standardize Project Size: The Chinese government is now working on new proced...

China Seeks Big Wind in a Push To Standardize Project Size: The Chinese government is now working on new proced...

What has been termed as non-mainstream small wind power projects, specifically those with installed capacity of 49.5 MW, have become the focus of severe criticism . Companies had been favoring projects below 50 MW as those above this capacity required state-level approval, while projects below 50 MW could go live following approval at the local level. To avoid the complicated state-level approval procedure and take advantage of the much more expedient local level process, as well as the lower level of investment and easier connection to the grid, many companies opted for 49.5 and 49.9MW projects, creating a massive gray area just below the radar of the state-level approval system. As a result, this mass of small projects not under the review of state-level authorities has created a huge misalignment between the country’s wind power plans and power network plans. A report f...

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