22 Feb '12, 9pm

Green Blog: Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia: A large wind turbine installation that is planned is expected to o...

Construction is to begin in March on Mongolia’s first wind farm, and its backers hope it will be the beginning of a renewable energy boom. Mongolia’s first wind installation is a $120 million project that will provide 5 percent of the country’s electricity demand. Transmission lines were installed last year, while turbine construction waited out the fierce Mongolian winter. It is scheduled to begin in March. The 50-megawatt installation will provide the first new power added to Mongolia’s grid since 1986 — when the population was 30 percent smaller — and it is the country’s first-ever private energy enterprise. “The rest of the energy sector is all state owned. We are essentially breaking a monopoly,” said Bayanjargal Byambasaikhan, chief executive of the Mongolian investment firm Newcom, which holds a 75 percent share in the project. Until 1990, a Soviet-style communist p...

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Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia

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