• China Cleantech Update April 16, 2018

    News Summary:

    • 7 GB UHV Wind Power Transmission Base will be built in the Xilin Gol League
    • Analysis of UHV energy transmission efficiency
    • Mingyang wins 300MW offshore wind order in Guangdong
    • 303.4 million RMB wind power production equipment purchasing
    • Apple supports renewable energy in China
    • UHV construction to support Smart Cities

     
     
    7 GB UHV Wind Power Transmission Base will be built in the Xilin Gol League

    On March 19, 2018, Xilin Gol DRC announced the construction of a new UHV Wind Power Transmission Base in the Xilin Gol League. The project is aimed at supporting export of power produced in the Xilin Gol League power base which will including 7 GW of wind power. (Xilin Gol League DRC)
     
    The line will connect via lower voltage lines to wind farms in 8 cities, guaranteeing grid offtake and tackling the high wind curtailment problem in North China. This will in turn enable new growth for Xinlin Gol league in which new large wind farms are planned.
     

    Source: North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China

  • China Cleantech Update April 2, 2018

    News Summary:

    • Significant offshore wind investments in Guangdong Province
    • 50GW 2030 renewable energy target in Zhangjiakou City
    • New marine area usage fees for offshore wind farm developers
    • 1 GW offshore wind power project agreement in Tianjin

     
     
    Wind: Guangdong Province announces the investment of 16 offshore wind farms

    The Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission has issued the "Guangdong Province Major Construction Project Plan for 2018" officially announcing 1,098 key projects, with a total investment of 5.67 trillion yuan including 600 billion yuan to be invested during 2018. The overall plan includes 16 offshore wind power projects with the first 99MW project already in operation. (GDDRC.GOV.CN)
     
    The plan includes 6 offshore wind farms currently under construction with capacity of 1,618MW and 10 new offshore wind farms with capacity of 3,650MW (see detailed breakdown of project owners from our database below). The total capacity of 5.27 GW is lower but more realistic than the 10 GW of offshore wind which was earlier announced as part of the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan"(2016-2020) for the Development of Marine Economy in Guangdong Province by 2020. However we advise wind investors to correlate these provincial level plans with national level NEA targets over the same period in order to assess any potential grid connection and FIT risk.

    Source: Azure International

  • China Cleantech Update December 13, 2016

    News Summary:

    • NEA publishes Biomass 13th Five Year Plan (十三五)
    • Guangdong DRC Publishes Guangdong Onshore Wind Development Plan (2016-2030)
    • Goldwind and Apple Announce Joint-Venture




    Plan: Biomass Development Plan of the 13th Five Year Plan “十三五”  Published by NEA
    The NEA recently published the Wind Power Development Plan, part of China's national 13th Five Year Plan. According to the document, by the end of 2015, total installed wind capacity was 10.3 GW, and total power generation from wind 52 TWh, approximately 0.92% of national power generation. By 2020, installed wind capacity will reach 15 GW, with total power generation nearly doubling to 90 TWh, 1.3% of national power generation. (NEA CN


    Biomass pipeline covering the period of the 13th Five Year Plan

    Source: Azure International

    During the 13th Five Year Plan,  total investment in the Biomass industry will reach 196 billion RMB. Of this 196 billion RMB, 40 billion RMB will go towards power generation, 120 billion RMB for biogas, 18 billion RMB for biomass briquette industries, and 18 billion RMB for investment into liquid biofuels.


  • China Cleantech Update February 14, 2017

    News Summary:

    • NEA publishes Solar 13th Five Year Plan (十三五)
    • NDRC publishes Renewable Energy 13th Five Year Plan 
    • NDRC issues tariff adjustments for utility solar and onshore wind
    • Offshore wind project approval authority handed down to provincial NEAs
    • Shandong starts Electricity Reform Pilot Program
    • Guangdong publishes Measures on Retail Electricity Reform




    Plan: Solar Development Plan of the 13th Five Year Plan “十三五”  Published by NEA
    In December the NEA  published the Solar Power Development Plan, part of China's national 13th Five Year Plan. According to the document, by the end of 2015, total installed solar capacity was 43 GW, and total power generation from solar sources was nearly 40 TWh , approximately 0.7% of national power generation. By 2020, installed solar capacity is targeted to reach 110 GW, with total power generation more than tripling to 150 TWh, 1.6% of national power generation. (NEA CN

     

    Source: Azure International

    While not specified in the Solar Power Development Plan, under the Electricity Development Plan, the Solar Power target for 2020 further calls for 60 GW of distributed solar and 5 GW of concentrated solar, with the remaining 45 GW assumed to be standard utility scale solar. 

    While the explosive buildout of utility scale solar projects in 2016 puts the current installation numbers at 77 GW at 2016 year end, the majority of this growth has been from utility scale projects rushing to completion before the large tariff cut in June. Currently distributed solar in China is hovering at around only 7 GW. Therefore while the 110 GW target will likely be surpassed, it is unlikely that distributed solar will be able to reach its sub-target of 60 GW.

  • Week of April 01, 2019

    News Summary:

    • Guangdong DRC releases 2019 project construction plan
    • EDF enters China offshore wind market
    • More than 1,400MW of solar projects documented in Anhui but not included in national development plan
    • Huaneng Guanyun 300MW and Dafeng 100MW offshore WTG bidding result released
    • SPIC and Siemens sign Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement

     

     

    Guangdong DRC releases 2019 construction project plan

    In 2019, Guangdong Province will arrange 1,170 key projects, with a total investment of 5.93 trillion CNY to be divided annually at 650 billion CNY. There will be 628 preparatory projects for preliminary construction, with an estimated total investment of 3.18 trillion CNY. The plan includes more than 9,000MW of offshore wind projects. (Guangdong DRC)

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    EDF enters China offshore wind market

    EDF has signed a cooperation agreement with China Energy Investment Group to participate in the investment of Dongtai IV and V offshore wind power projects in Jiangsu Province. Dongtai IV has already begun construction, and Dongtai V will begin in 2019. Once the contract is in effect, the two parties will jointly build and operate the two projects. The projects will have an installed capacity of 500MW and will be put into operation batch by batch by 2021. (EDF CHINA)

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    This project, which is the first foreign investment in a Chinese offshore wind farm, may be marking the beginning of a new trend, as China is opening up to foreign investment in a number of sectors. Azure is thankful to EDF for giving us the opportunity to support the due diligence on this ground breaking project.

     

     

    More than 1,400MW of solar projects documented in Anhui but not included in national development plan

    Following National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) requirements, Anhui DRC released a list of more than 1,400MW of solar projects that were documented in the local province but not included in the national development plan:

    1. Projects that have been filed but were not included in the national development plan and have not been constructed: 1,231MW (906MW of which have been filed for over two years)
    2. Projects that are under construction: 224MW

    (Anhui DRC)

     

     

    Huaneng Guanyun 300MW and Dafeng 100MW offshore WTG bidding result released

    The Huaneng Guanyun 300MW and Dafeng 100MW offshore WTG bidding result has been released, with Goldwind taking the winning bid. (Huaneng)

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    SPIC and Siemens sign Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement

    State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and Siemens have signed a Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement allowing the two sides to take advantage of their respective industries and resources, and cooperate in the fields of heavy-duty gas turbines, digitalization of power plants, hydrogen energy utilization, distributed energy, smart micro-grid, industrial upgrade and international gas turbine projects, in addition to frequent exchanges between senior management personnel. (SPIC)

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