26 Nov '12, 2pm

Asia Report: China Dominates 2011 Global Wind Installations

Asia Report: China Dominates 2011 Global Wind Installations

The data comes as China’s deputy director of the National Energy Bureau (NEB) predicted the nation’s grid-connected wind capacity will exceed 60 GW by the end of this year, making wind power the third largest power source in China, after thermal power and hydropower. By the end of June, China had 52.58 GW of wind capacity connected to the grid. But China's wind companies have all struggled this year as installations were slowed by the government as a result of grid-access issues, said NEB deputy director Liu Qi. He told a conference in Beijing that China would innovate by adapting to the intermittent characteristics of wind power generation. The country will use more wind power for heating in winter, irrigation of farmland and have more wind power consumed locally. Liu added that China should enhance cooperation with other countries with advanced wind power technologies. C...

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