• Week of July 02, 2019

    News Summary:

    • MoF approves CNY 81 billion budget for renewables subsidies
    • Zhangjiakou releases hydrogen energy construction plan (2019-2035)
    • Guangdong DRC releases 2019 wind and solar construction plan
    • CSIC Haizhuang Zhuanghe 300MW offshore wind farm II begins construction
    • Qinghai completes 360 hours of clean energy supply

     

     

    MoF approves 81 billion CNY budget for renewables subsidies

    The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced the 2019 budget for the renewable energy subsidy fund, in which it was determined that subsidies will go out towind, solar, biomass and public renewables systems. The financial authority also stressed to prioritize projects that more directly involve improving people's livelihoods, such as photovoltaic (PV) poverty alleviation projects and distributed solar PV projects, as well as independent public renewable energy power systems. (MoF)

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    Subsidy distribution by province

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    Zhangjiakou releases hydrogen energy construction plan (2019-2035)

    A meeting was held amongst several city officials, deputy representatives and scientists detailing plans to transform Zhangjiakou into an internationally renowned hydrogen energy capital by 2035. The plan specifies that the city’s cumulative output of hydrogen energy and related industries will reach 170 billion CNY, and annual hydrogen production capacity will reach 50,000 tons. As part of the plan, more than 100 enterprises will be introduced into the city’s hydrogen energy industrial park.

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    Zhangjiakou was specifically chosen to build the industrial park due to its advance in renewable energy development. Data shows that the city has potential for more than 40GW wind energy, 30GW PV and 2 million tons annual biomass production. In fact, at present the total installed capacity of wind and solar energy in Zhangjiakou is 13.5W (of which 12.8GW are on-grid), which accounts for 74.2% of all power installed capacity in the city. (zjkgdcs)

     

    Guangdong DRC releases 2019 wind and solar construction plan

    The Guangdong DRC has released a2019 wind and solar power generation construction notice containing the following points

    • There will be no new construction scale for centralized onshore wind
    • There will be active promotion for the construction of distributed onshore wind projects
    • Offshore wind projects approved before the end of 2017 should aim to operate before the end of 2020
    • Offshore wind projects approved before the end of 2018 should aim to operate before the end of 2021
    • Solar power generation projects will be required to participate in competitive bidding

    (Guangdong DRC)

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    CSIC Haizhuang Zhuanghe 300MW offshore wind farm II begins construction

    The Zhuanghe II offshore wind farm, located about 11km east of Shicheng Island in the Zhuanghe Sea Area of Dalian City, Liaoning Province, has an area of 59.4km2 and a sea area of nearly 48km2. The current installed capacity of the wind farm is 300MW, though it has plans to further install 60 H171—5.0MW wind turbines. The total investment for the project is approximately 5.1 billion CNY, while it is expected to generate 660 million CNY in revenue once completed, at which point annual power generation will be about 773.07 million kWh representing 2580 full load hours. (DLZH GOV)

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    Zhuanghe City has built clean energy production and equipment manufacturing into a new leading industry with an investment of over 10 billion CNY. At present, the National Electric Power Investment Yongji Reservoir 100MW PV power generation project has been completed and put into operation, part of the Three Gorges New Energy 300MW offshore wind power project is connected to the grid, and nearly 600 of Zhuanghe City's total 6MW roof-connected distributed PV power generation project development and construction clean energy generation capacity have accumulated to 182 MW.

     

     

    Qinghai completes 360 hours of clean energy supply

    China’s Northwestern province Qinghai has completed 360 hours of continuous clean energy supply from 0:00 on June 9 to 24:00 on June 23.During what is referred to as “15 Days of Green Power,” Qinghai Power Grid reported a maximum power consumption of 8.47GW while the province's electricity consumption totaled 2.839TWh. In this 15-day period, cumulative power generation reached 3.978TWh, of which hydro accounted for 2.93TWh, PV accounted for 643GWh, wind accounted for 341GWh and thermal accounted for 71GWh. (Qinghai GOV)

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  • Week of September 16, 2019

    News Summary:

    • Under the categorization of agricultural land, will pig farming be a new application for distributed solar?
    • Yunnan Power Grid and Huawei sign a strategic cooperation agreement for smart grid development
    • Sinopec steps into the hydrogen business in China
    • Siemens and SPIC kick off hydrogen cooperation in China

     

     

    Under the categorization of agricultural land, will pig farming be a new application for distributed solar?

    The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has just released a new policy that classifies pig-breeding land as agricultural land, which in effect would enable investors to invest in distributed solar as well as other energy projects on such lands. (MNR)

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    This policy doesn’t seem to have any direct relation to renewable energy and is rather directed at controlling the impact of inflation on pig meat prices. However, under this new categorization, it will also be possible to construct distributed solar projects on pig farms which may become a new application.

     

     

    Yunnan Power Grid and Huawei sign a strategic cooperation agreement for smart grid development

    Through this new agreement, the two sides will strengthen joint innovation to improve the intelligence level of power grid equipment and therefore accelerate the transformation of Yunnan Power Grid into a smart grid operator, a key link in the value chain of the power industry and a growingly important player as service provider to the energy ecosystem. (Yunnan CN)

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    Sinopec steps into the hydrogen business in China

    At its mid-year business review press conference, Sinopec has revealed that it currently has a hydrogen production capacity of about 3 million tons/year, includingboth thermochemical and electrolytic processes,making the companyone of the leaders intheChinese market.

    On July 1 this year, in the southwest region of Foshan City, Guangdong Province, located in the 5A-scenic area near Xiyishan, Sinopec Foshan Zhangkeng Oil and Hydrogen Station, the country's first tri-fuel station for vehicles fueled by gasoline/diesel, electricity and fuel cell, was completed. The station has a daily hydrogenation capacity of 500kg, which is used mainly to fuel buses and transport trucks. It takes only four minutes to fill up one hydrogen-fueled bus, which canthenrun for 300 kilometers.

    The hydrogen energy industry chainand infrastructure development processissimilar tothat ofthe traditional natural gasindustry, providingSinopecwith an innate advantage in the development of the hydrogen energy industry. The company is starting constructionof five hydrogen refueling stations (HRS)similar to that in Foshan. Yunfu HRS is scheduled to launch sometime this year, and three to five others are being constructed in Guangdong this year. Other HRSs are also being prepared in Chengdu, Beijing and Zhangjiakou. (Xinhua)

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    Siemens and SPIC kick off hydrogen cooperation in China

    On September 6, under the joint witness of the leaders of China and Germany, Joe Kaeser, the President and CEO of Siemens AG, and Qian Zhimin, Chairman of the State Power Investment Group Co., Ltd. (SPIC), signed a MoU on cooperation in the development and comprehensive utilization of hydrogen energy, to expand the existing strategic cooperation to green hydrogen energy and Power-to-X (energy conversion with clean energy).

    According to the memorandum, Siemens and SPIC will further cooperate in the technical and commercial development of hydrogen energy projects, and explore joint innovations in hydrogen energy-related fields to jointly promote the development of the hydrogen energy industry. The two sides will also jointly build a demonstration project on green hydrogen energy science and technology innovation, and use the project as the basis for the construction of a verification and testing center for the development of hydrogen energy-related standards. (NEA)

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