• Week of January 28, 2019

    News Summary:

    • 2018 newly installed grid connected wind power exceeds 20GW
    • Tianjin DRC publishes distributed wind plan (2018-2025)
    • 7 billion CNY pumped hydro station begins construction in Zhejiang
    • China’s farthest offshore wind turbine successfully installed
    • Qinghai’s clean energy supply exceeds 10TWh

     

     

    2018 newly installed gridconnectedwind powerexceeds 20GW

    By the end of 2018, China’stotal installed gridconnectedwind powercapacityreached 184.26GW, a 12.4% year-on-year (YOY) increase. The nation’stotal installed gridconnectedPV power reached 174.63GW, a 33.6% YOY increase. On the power consumption side, national power consumption totaled 6,844.9TWh, an 8.5% YOY increase. (NEA)

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    Tianjin DRC publishes distributed wind plan (2018-2025)

    Tianjin’s 2018-2025 distributed wind plan, in combination with the overall city development plan and the current state of implementation of land, power grid and wind resources, reveals that the target for installed capacity of distributed wind power is set to reach 780MW by 2025. (TianjinDRC)

    Tianjin 100m height wind speed distribution map

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    7 billion CNY Pumped hydro station begins construction in Zhejiang

    The Zhejiang Qujiang pumped hydroelectric energy storage station has begun construction.With a design capacity of 1200MW, thePHES stationrepresents a total investment of 7.3 billion CNY. The station has a planned construction periodof 70 months and once completed will havetwice the installed capacityof the two Xin'anjiang hydropower stations that are also scheduled to be completed in 2025. (JJSB)

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    China’s farthest offshore wind turbine successfully installed

    The first large-diameter offshore monopile foundation for wind turbines has been successfully installed in the Jiangsu Dafeng Offshore Wind Power Project. This is the first offshore wind turbine to be located as far as 70km from shore. (BJX)

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    Renewable energyexport from Qinghai during 2018exceeds 10TWh

    During 2018a total of 12,569 TWh of renewable energy was produced inQinghai, of which10.065TWh was exported to other provinces. At present, the installed capacity of Qinghai Province’s grid-connected renewable energy has reached 12.27GW,including 9GWof PV, 2.66GWofwind and 60MWofsolar thermal power.During 2018, the government of Qinghai province has signed framework agreements with neighboring provinces, giving priority to absorption of new energy coming from Qinghai.(State grid paper)

  • Week of March 11, 2019

    News Summary: 

     

    • Tianjin DRC releases 2019 onshore wind tariff competition results
    • Electricity price for commercial consumption to be reduced 10% in 2019
    • Jiangsu DRC terminates more than 1.5GW of wind projects
    • More than 8GW of wind projects approved but not yet built in IMAR
    • SPIC and CSIC sign strategic cooperation agreement
    • Construction on Nanjing 130MW/268MWh Battery Storage Power Plant begins

     

     

    Tianjin DRC releases 2019 onshore windtariffcompetition results

    14 onshore wind projects participated in the competitive bid representing a total capacity of 905MW. Developers have committed to on-grid tariffs ranging from 0.44 CNY/KWh to 0.55 CNY/KWh. (Tianjin DRC)

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    This is the second announcement of well-awaited competitive price bidding results in China, following Ningxia's results in December 2018 (see Azure News). Based on its relatively low wind resource, Tianjin is classified as a type IV zone, which up until last year meant an onshore wind FIT of 0.57 CNY/KWh. The results of the competition show developers have committed for on-grid tariffs which are 3% to 22% lower compared to the previous FIT level. The lower end now brings us closer to grid parity, as coal power plants in Tianjin sell electricity for 0.36 CNY/kWh. What remains unclear is the consequence of this bidding: results will determine the rank of each project on the Tianjin construction plan but we yet have to find out how many projects can get on the plan in total, and what happens if a project fails to get on the list several years in a row. Given that Tianjin is a "green zone" with no curtailment, the local DRC can decide of the construction plan without approval from central government.

     

    Electricity price for commercial consumption to be reduced 10% in 2019

    The Government Work Report of the second meeting of the 13th National People’s Congress revealed the 2019 goals of reinforcing power marketization reform, refining add-on pricing for electricity and reducing the cost of electricity consumption in manufacturing. It was also revealed that the average electricity price for commercial consumption would be reduced by 10% in 2019. (GOV)

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    According to a State Grid report, the electricity price burdenof the commercial sector was reducedby 79.2 billion CNY last year, a decrease of 12.4%,therefore achieving the target of reducing average industrial and commercial electricity price by 10% in 2018.

     

     

    Jiangsu DRCterminates more than 1.5GW of wind projects

    Following National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) requirements, Jiangsu DRC released the list of wind projects that are being terminated totaling 1,564.5MW, of which two are offshore:

    1. Projects that have been approved but have not been built within the project construction period: 144MW
    2. Projects that have been incorporated into the annual construction plan during the “12th Five-Year Plan” period, but failed to be completed as required: 245.5MW
    3. Projects that have been incorporated into the annual construction plan during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, but failed to be completed as required: 1,175MW
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    In this document, it was also mentioned that in Jiangsu there are 1,846MW of wind projects that have been approved but have not yet started construction.

    The two aforementioned terminated offshore wind projects are:

    1. Datang Dafeng 100MW - incorporated into the annual construction plan during the "12th Five-Year Plan" period, but failed to be completed as required
    2. Sinohydro Rudong C1# 76MW - incorporated into the annual construction plan during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, but failed to be completed as required

     

     

    More than 8GW of wind projects approved but not yet built in IMAR

    In Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), more than 8GW of wind projects have been approved but have not yet started construction, while another 1,718.5MW have been terminated by IMAR DRC.

    1. Projects that have been approved but have not been built within the project construction period: 1,518.5MW
    2. Projects that have been incorporated into the annual construction plan during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, but failed to be completed as required: 200MW

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    SPIC and CSIC sign strategic cooperation agreement

    State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement under which the two parties will carry out extensive cooperation in the fields of nuclear energy, wind power, solar and hydro energy. (SPIC)

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    Construction on Nanjing 130MW/268MWh Battery Storage Power Plant begins

    The Nanjing Battery Storage Power Plant, which began construction in Jiangbei New District on March 6, will be the largest grid energy storage station in China.(Jiangsu China)

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