• 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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