Located in the Gobi desert near the city of Yumen, construction has been finalized on the 400 MW Gansu province wind farm. Shandong Electric Power Construction No 2 (SEPCO2) has been in charge of the project, sponsored by China Huaneng Group. The site is equipped with 150 2-3 MW turbines and is expected to generate roughly 918.6 GWh of electricity annually.
Furthermore, China Three Gorges New Energy Corp (CTGNE) has announced grid connection for its 100 MWp PV project in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia. It is the firm's first renewable site locally and the company intends to pave the way for a follow-up project. The firm's local team built the solar park in Xilingol league.
The third Chinese project to reach a milestone this past week is SDIC Power Holdings' 48 MW wind farm for which it received a green light to construct. Located in the southwestern province of Yunnan, the plant will be equipped with 24 2 MW turbines. SDIC Power holds a 64.89% stake in the project.
China is rapidly expanding its renewables market, with more than 1 GW of wind farms breaking ground this year in Gansu alone.
IPP Journal has recently reported on key moves in the Chinese energy market: