19 May '11, 2pm

The Power Grid and the Wind Industry in China: An Update

The Power Grid and the Wind Industry in China: An Update

As we have pointed out on numerous occasions, Chinese wind power development is proceeding at a dizzying pace: from a total of less than 500 MW of installed capacity in 2000, China has grown to have the world’s largest installed base of wind power—nearly 45,000 MW, a 73.3 percent increase over the nearly 26,000 MW of installed capacity in place as of year-end 2009! 2010 was another impressive year for wind power growth in China: for all of 2010, China built just shy of 19,000 MW, a 37.1 percent increase over the nearly 14,000 MW installed in China in 2009. China is poised to enjoy an extended period of rapid wind energy development, in no small part because the Chinese have put in place the manufacturing, finance, planning and public policy elements to ensure the growth of this industry. Chinese wind turbine and related manufacturing has matured greatly in recent years. In...

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