• Week of July 09, 2019

    News Summary:

    • NDRC, NEA, MOST and MIIT release 2019-2020 energy storage action plan
    • Shandong DRC releases new renewables FIT
    • Shaanxi DRC oversees competitive bidding for 1.33GW of solar projects
    • CNOOC makes a return to offshore wind with new subsidiary
    • Jilin announces Baicheng “Northern Hydrogen Valley” Project

     

     

    NDRC, NEA, MOST and MIIT release 2019-2020 energy storage action plan

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), National Energy Administration (NEA), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly released the 2019-2020 energy storage action plan last Tuesday. As part of the plan, the "Guiding Opinions on Promoting Energy Storage Technology and Industrial Development" will be used to further promote the proper development of China's energy storage technology and industry, and to support the construction of clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy systems as well as high-quality energy development. (GOV)

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    Shandong DRC releases new renewables FIT

    The Shandong DRC and Shandong State Grid have released a notice on improving policy regarding photovoltaic (PV) and wind on-grid prices. The notice stipulates the new FIT rates for subsidized projects for centralized and distributed PV, onshore and offshore wind, as shown in the chart below:

    (Shandong DRC)

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    Shaanxi DRC oversees competitive bidding for 1.33GW of solar projects

    The Shaanxi DRC has determined that the total capacity of the 75 solar projects participating in the 2019 solar power generation national subsidy competition will be 1.33GW. (Shaanxi DRC)

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    CNOOC makes a return to offshore wind with new subsidiary

    Rongfeng Wind Energy Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), was officially established in Shanghai’s Lingang Ocean High-tech Park on July 2, signaling CNOOC’s return to the offshore wind power sector. According to information released during the unveiling ceremony, the company’s first offshore project was officially launched on April 30 and is planned to realize full-scale grid-connected power generation next year with an installed capacity of 300MW. (Thepaper)

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    Jilin announces Baicheng “Northern Hydrogen Valley” Project

    Jilin Province recently released the "Baicheng New Energy and Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Plan," which lays out the goals of reaching 20GW of wind power installed capacity and 15GW of PV power installed capacity by 2035. The plan also states that the annual production capacity of hydrogen will reach one million tons with an output of nearly 200 billion CNY, as the province works toward forming a regional new energy and hydrogen energy industrial cluster with international prowess. (JJRB)

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  • Week of July 15, 2019

    News Summary:

    • NEA releases 2019 solar subsidy competition results
    • Zhejiang reduces on-grid price of thermal power
    • Shenergy Shanghai Lingang Offshore Wind Farm Phase I begins operating
    • Yunnan sends hydropower to Hainan for first time in history
    • World's first low-pressure hydrogen refueling station begins operating in Huludao, Liaoning

     

     

    NEA releases 2019 solar subsidy competition results

    In a notice released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) it was revealed that a total of 3,921 projects were included in the 2019 nationwide subsidy bidding. This year, the aggregate installed capacity of the projects reaches 22.79GW, which includes 366 centralized solar power plants with installed capacity of 18.12GW, and 3,555 industrial and commercial distributed solar power generation projects with total installed capacity of 4.7GW. (NEA)

    Distribution of solar projects participating in 2019 subsidy competitive bidding

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    Zhejiang reduces on-grid price of thermal power

    After review by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), a reduction of the VAT rate to 13% for the power industry has been reported to and approved by the Zhejiang provincial government. Corresponding adjustments to the on-grid tariffs of some power plants in the province are as follows:

    1. The on-grid price for coal-fired units will be reduced by 0.0107CNY/kWh
    2. The on-grid price for the Three Gorges hydro plant will be reduced to 0.2783 CNY/kWh and the on-grid price for the Xiluodu hydro plant will be reduced to 0.3005 CNY/kWh
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      ZJDPC)

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    Shenergy Shanghai Lingang Offshore Wind Farm Phase I begins operating

    Earlier this week, Phase I of the Shenergy Shanghai Lingang offshore wind farm had begun operating with a total installed capacity of 112MW, composed of 25 4MW wind turbines and two 6MW test prototypes. The total static investment of this project amounts to 1.72 billion CNY, and it is estimated that the annual on-grid power output will be approximately 267.2GWh. (Epaper)

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    Yunnan sends hydropower to Hainan for first time in history

    In June, for the first time in history, electricity was transmitted through alternating current submarine cables from Yunnan Province to Hainan Province, enabling power transmission from the mainland to the island. Called "Hainan Networking 500kV II,” it is China’s second 500kV ultra-high voltage, long-distance, large-capacity underwater grid project. Spanning from the 500kV Gangcheng Substation in Zhanjiang to the 500kV Fushan Substation in Chengmai, 172GWh of power was transmitted between the two regions.(Ifeng)

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    World's first low-pressure hydrogen refueling station begins operating in Huludao, Liaoning

    The world's first bus equipped with a low-pressure alloy hydrogen storage system was unveiled in Huludao, Liaoning last Monday, along with the world's first low-pressure hydrogen refueling station, which has been completed and officially put into demonstration in Huludao’s Hsingcheng Economic Development Zone. Experts claim that this technology can meet the needs of today's cars with its capability to charge 15.4kg of hydrogen in 20 minutes with a charging pressure of only 5.0Mpa and a battery life of more than 300km. (btnxm)

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  • Week of July 22, 2019

    News Summary:

    • NEA issues Typhoon Damage Prevention Guidance forthePower Industry
    • China consumes 3.4 trillion kWh in first half of 2019, an increase of 5.0% YoY
    • Yunnan: Interdiction to build Wind and PV projects in National Wetland Parks
    • Sichuan onshore wind power FIT drops to 0.47 CNY/kWh in 2020
    • China launches first jack-up vessel with 1300t leg encircling crane

     

     

    NEA issuesTyphoon Damage Prevention Guidance forthePower Industry

    The National Energy Administration (NEA) recently issued a "Guidance for the Power Industry to Prevent and Respond to Typhoon Disasters." The NEA requires all power generation companies to strictly implement practices and measures to prepare for typhoons and other natural disasters. Nuclear power plants should prioritize nuclear safety, andplan for an emergency power supply and other operational maintenance to guarantee internal operation in case of an external power cut. Coal-fired power plants need to be prepared with a sufficient reserve of fuels and should work to enhance the plants’ safety. Wind farms should closely monitor and protect wind turbines from high risks, and PV stations shouldensure fixation of equipment and undertake anti-flooding measures.(NEA)

     

     

     

    China consumes 3.4 trillion kWh in first half of 2019, an increase of 5.0% YoY

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has released a report on power generation and consumption for the first half of 2019. National power generation increased by 3.3% year-on-year (YoY), of which thermal power increased by 0.2%, hydropower by 11.8%, nuclear power 23.1%, wind power 6.6% and solar power 11.2%. Over the six-month period, the country's total electricity consumption reached 3.4 trillion kWh, an increase of 5.0% YoY. (NDRC)

     

     

     

    Yunnan: Interdiction to build Wind and PV projects in National Wetland Parks

    The Yunnan Development and Reform Commission (DRC) recently issued the "Announcement on the Implementation Rules (trial) of the Guide to the Unfavorable Industries in the Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt in Yunnan Province", which states that any construction project or development activity such as real estate, resorts, golf courses, wind power generation and photovoltaic power generation or otherthat does not conform with the main functionof the areais prohibited within National Wetland Parks. (Yunnan DRC)

     

     

     

    Sichuan onshore wind power FIT drops to 0.47 CNY/kWh in 2020

    The Sichuan Provincial DRC has issued the “Notice on the Implementation of the Wind Power Feed-in Tariff Policy (2019)No.295”. The FITs of newly approved centralized onshore wind projects are determined by bidding competition and should not be higher than the guiding price of the resource area where the project is located. Sichuan has adjusted the guiding price for the year 2020 to 0.47 CNY/kWh (including tax). The policy also states that Sichuan Province is a type IV resource area for onshore wind power. Onshore wind power projects that were newly approved in 2019 and that are in line with government planning and admitted to financial subsidy planning can still enjoy a guiding price of 0.52 CNY/kWh (including tax). (Sichuan DRC)

     

     

    China launches first jack-up vessel with 1300t leg encircling crane

    Tiejianfengdian01, a jack-up vessel for offshore wind turbine installation owned by CRCC Harbour and Channel Engineering Bureau Group, was launched in Qidong on July 19. The vessel is 105m long, 42m wide with 8.5m moulded depth and 85m leg length. The maximum water depth for operation is 50m and maximum endurance is 3000 nautical miles. The vessel is equipped with a 1300t leg encircling crane, the largest in China; a frequency conversion control system, a DP2 system that can help resist level16 typhoon (super typhoon); and an IHC S-3000 hydraulic hammer, also the largest of its kind in China. (people.cn)

  • Week of July 30, 2019

    News Summary:

    • Yunnan 1H2019 “West to East” power trade report shows 38% increase
    • Hydro and Wind account for more than 85% of Datang Group’s 2018 profit
    • Huaneng Group and IMAR sign a strategic cooperation framework agreement for energy base construction
    • SPIC’s 2018 clean energy installed capacity close to half of total capacity
    • Goldwind, CSIC and Jidian participate in "North China Hydrogen Valley" project

     

     

    Yunnan 1H2019 “West to East” power trade report shows 38% increase

    In 1H2019, Yunnan Province’s “West to East” power trade totaled 63.7TWh, an increase of 38.25% year-on-year (YoY). Notably, thesections of the Yunnan power grid that stretchoverto Guangdong Province transmitted 40TWh, an increase of 61% YoY. Furthermore, the “Dianxibei to Guangdong” ±800kV UHVDC that began operating in May 2018 reached 10TWh, an increase of 278% YoY. (kmpex)

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    Hydro and Wind account for more than 85% of Datang Group’s 2018 profit

    China’s Datang Group has released their 2018 Social Responsibility Report, which revealed a total profit of 9.6 billion CNY in 2018 for the corporation. Last year, the group's wind power installed capacity reached 16GW, with a generation of 32TWh, accounting for a profit of 3.3 billion CNY.Meanwhile, hydropower installed capacity reached 27GW, generating 98TWh and achieving a profit of 4.9 billion CNY. (Datang)

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    Huaneng Group and IMAR sign a strategic cooperation framework agreement for energy base construction

    On July 23, Huaneng Group and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) Government signed an agreement declaring the two sides will jointly build a comprehensive clean energy delivery base and clean low-carbon self-use energy system in Inner Mongolia, as well as a leading domestic and international first-class wind, solar, coal, electricity and storage integration. The purpose of this joint initiative lies both in promoting clean, green, safe and efficient energy demonstration, and in promoting the development of a modern energy economy in IMAR. (Huaneng)

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    SPIC’s 2018 clean energy installed capacity close to half of total capacity

    State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) hasreleased their 2018 Social Responsibility Report. In 2018, SPIC’s total installedelectric powercapacity was 140GW, total coal production capacity was 80.59 million tons and total electrolytic aluminum production capacity was 2.514 million tons. The report also revealed that SPIC currently has two operating offshore wind farms and one under construction in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. Moreover, the corporation also has 1,700MW of offshore wind projects approved in Jieyang, Guangdong Province. (SPIC)

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    Goldwind, CSIC and Jidian participate in "North China Hydrogen Valley" project

    Goldwind, CSIC and Jidian (SPIC Jilin power) have signed an MoU with the Baicheng Energy Bureau laying out the planning and construction of wind energy hydrogen production integration demonstration projects, including wind farms,andhydrogen production and storage. Subsequently, Jidian is to expand the scale of wind energy hydrogen production according to market demand and participate in the construction and operation of Baicheng’s hydrogen energy industry throughout the whole industry chain. (dfcfw)

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    Jidian is a large-scale joint-stock enterprise engaged in power production in Jilin Province. It has two power generation branches, namely Minjiang and Erdaojiang.Its power generation accounts for 14.92% of the electricity consumption in Jilin Province and its heat supply accounts for 80% and 100% in Tonghua and Baishan, respectively.