• China Cleantech Update May 18, 2016

    News Summary:

    • Sichuan electricity trading center inaugurated 
    • NEA releases notice on PV project quality guidelines
    • Envision Energy invests in ChargePoint EV charging network
    • POWERCHINA-build hydropower plan in Laos begins operation

     
     
     
    Policy: Sichuan Electric Trading Center Inaugurated May 12th
    The Sichuan direct sales electricity trading center began operation on May 12th. State Grid will run the operation. Sichuan province is now the 16th region in China to open up direct sales, which began in November last year. Sichuan has the largest hydropower capacity in China, standing at 66GW installed capacity. (SGCC CN)
      
    Sichuan Electricity Trading Center Opening Ceremony

    Source: State Grid 

     
     

  • Week of August 26, 2019

    News Summary:

    • 1H2019 China report shows solar curtailment rate of 2.4%, a 1.2% YoY decrease
    • Longyuan declares 0.65CNY/kWh for Shanghai Fengxian 200MW offshore wind project on-grid price
    • Hoisting of 3-Gorges Guangdong Yangjiang 300MW offshore substation is completed
    • Dongfang Electric develops China's first 10MW direct drive permanent magnet offshore wind turbine
    • Huaneng Lancangjiang Hydropower’s 1H2019 net profit reaches 2.8 billion CNY

     

     

    1H2019 China report shows solar curtailment rate of 2.4%, a 1.2% YoY decrease

    In 1H2019, newly installed capacity of solar in China totaled 11.4GW, of which 6.82GW was centralized and 4.58GW was distributed. With this newly installed capacity, the country’s total solar installed capacity reached 186GW, and its power generation, 107TWh. Total curtailment during this period amounted to 2.6TWh, a 0.57TWh year-on-year (YoY) decrease, with curtailment mainly concentrated in Tibet (25.7%), Xinjiang (10.6%), Gansu (6.9%) and Qinghai (6.3%). (NEA)

     

     

    Longyuan declares 0.65CNY/kWh for Shanghai Fengxian 200MW offshore wind project on-grid price

    Longyuan has declared an on-grid electricity price of 0.65CNY/kWh,0.15CNY below the nationally established guiding price, for the Shanghai Fengxian 200MW offshore wind project, China’s first offshore wind project to undergo competitive bidding. The project is located in the northern area of Hangzhou Bay, at a Wind Power Class 3 site with annual average wind speed of about 7.2m/s,hub height of 95m and annual average wind power density of about 349.16W/m2. (Shanghai DRC)

     

    The declared price has a 40% weight in the competition method. According torules set byShanghai DRC, the lowestbidding price can get a score of 40, while otherbidders'prices will bescored relative to the lowest. However, the lowest price is not guaranteed to win the bid for the project; other influences include developer references and WTG capacity (see graph). If the lowest price is 0.65CNY/kWh, and the national guidance price is 0.8CNY/kWh, the project can get a score of 36.5. The remaining 3.5 points can be determined by WTG capacity (>6MW can get 5 points, ≥5MW can get 3 points, <5MW gets 0 points) and company references (references in at least 200MW of offshore wind farm in Shanghai can get 4 points, 100MW-200MW can get 2 points).

     

     

    Hoisting of 3-Gorges Guangdong Yangjiang 300MW offshore substation is completed

    The 3-Gorges Guangdong Yangjiang 300MW offshore booster station, located 28km west of Shaying, Yangxi County, Yangjiang City, has a water depth of 27-32m. Though successful, the construction of the station was reported as challenging due to harsh sea conditions and complex geology.(BJX)

     

     

     

    Dongfang Electric develops China's first 10MW direct drive permanent magnet offshore wind turbine

    The first domestic 10MW direct drive permanent magnet offshore wind turbine has been successfully developed by Dongfang Electric and will be sent to Fujian for installation in the Xinghua Bay Wind Farm. The company’s large-scale turbines are designed to adapt to the characteristics of offshore wind resources both at home and abroad, and use permanent magnet direct drive and full-power conversion technologies to provide active typhoon-resistant performance. (Dongfang Electric)

     

     

     

    Huaneng Lancangjiang Hydropower’s 1H2019 net profit reaches 2.8 billion CNY

    Huaneng Lancangjiang Hydropower has released its half-year report, stating an installed capacity of 23GW and a power generation capacity of 53.9TWh, a 57.13% YoY increase, for the first half of the year. The company’s operating income was 10.6 billion CNY, a growth of 63.66% YoY, and net profit attributable to the parent company was 2.8 billion CNY, which is up 224.77% YoY. The company’s infrastructure investment during the six months totaled 1.25 billion CNY. (stock)

    Huaneng Xiaowan hydro plant 4.2GW

  • Week of September 02, 2019

    News Summary:

    • Shanghai DRC releases China’s first offshore wind farm bidding results
    • China hydrogen energy and fuel cell development sees 700% growth
    • First grid-parity wind farm in China starts commercial operation
    • NDRC approves Yazhong – Jiangxi DC±800kV UHV line
    • Shanghai Electric wins bid for 3-Gorges’ Rudong 800MW offshore wind farm

     

     

    Shanghai DRC releases China’s first offshore wind farm bidding results

    Results of China’s first offshore wind farm bidding show Shanghai Electric Power and Shanghai Green Energy Consortium have been awarded the highest scores for the Shanghai Fengxian offshore wind farm project. (Shanghai DRC)

    Donghai Bridge offshore wind farm 

    AzureChinaCleantechNews09Sepetmer2019 02

     

    From recent publicly released information, we know that Longyuan has declared an on-grid price of 0.65CNY/kWh, while Shanghai Electric Power and Shanghai Green Energy Consortium have declared an on-grid price of 0.7338CNY/kWh. However, as we noted in last week’s Azure newsletter (Week of August 26, 2019), “the lowest price is not guaranteed to win the bid for the project,” and we were expecting the consortium to have higher score given their strong references in the Shanghai area, having participated in the construction and operation of the Shanghai Donghai Bridge I 100MW offshore wind farm.

     

     

    China hydrogen energy and fuel cell development sees 700% growth

    As the major application of hydrogen energy and fuel cell in China, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle production and sales in the country have increased considerably. According to data released by the Power Battery Application Branch of the China Chemical and Physical Power Industry Association on August 27, between January-July this year, China's hydrogen fuel cell installed capacity reached 46MW, a nearly seven-fold year-on-year (YoY) increase from the 6MW installed in 2018. At the same time, due to many favorable policies, hydrogen energy industry-related investments have demonstrated a rapid development momentum throughout the country in 2019.

    By the end of July, the production and sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was 1,176 and 1,106 respectively, a growth of nine and ten times from the same time last year. It is worth noting that so far China's hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are focused mainly on buses and special vehicles, with 60% of the installed capacity going to special vehicles. (Sohu)

     AzureChinaCleantechNews09Sepetmer2019 05

     

    In June this year, the China Hydrogen Energy Alliance released the White Paper on China's Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Industry, which emphasized hydrogen energy’s increasingly important role in China's energy system, expected to account for at least 10% of China's end-use energy system by 2050, with 1.6 million fuel cell commercial vehicles holding 37% market share and fuel cell passenger vehicles holding 14% by 2050. In the meantime, we can observe this trend with hydrogen demand close to 60 million tons today.

     

     

    First grid-parity wind farm in China starts commercial operation

    China’s first grid-parity wind farm has begun commercial operation on August 24, after the last wind turbine of the 50MW project was connected to the grid in Heiyazi, Yumen of Gansu Province. (BJX)

    AzureChinaCleantechNews09Sepetmer2019 04

     

    The project comprises of 25 2MW-WTG manufactured by Shanghai Electric, which will sell 15,910MWh of electricity to the grid annually. The CAPEX for this project is being strictly controlled within 5.7CNY/watt, and its annual utilization hours is expected to exceed 3,000 hours. From its commencement on March 25, the project’s construction took only four months to complete, also enabling to keep the CAPEX at a minimum. This is one of the first 13 grid-parity wind power demonstration projects (700MW in total) approved by the National Energy Administration (NEA) in 2017 and the first to be connected to the grid. This project will have a PPA with State Grid at the present on-grid coal benchmark price of 0.3078CNY/kWh for 20 years.

     

    NDRC approves Yazhong – Jiangxi DC±800Kv UHV line

    The total investment of the project is about 23.8 billion CNY. Spanning across Liangshan, Sichuan Province to Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, the total length of the line is about 1,704 kilometers, with a transmission capacity of8GW. (Sichuan GOV)

     AzureChinaCleantechNews09Sepetmer2019 01

     

    By the end of 2018, the installed capacity of hydropower in Sichuan reached 76.74GW, accounting for about one-fifth of the country's total. It is the country's largest clean energy base. However, since the "12th FYP," due to the rapid increase in hydropower installed capacity and insufficient local power demand or transmission capacity, the power supply and demand imbalance in Sichuan has grown more serious resulting in hydro curtailment during the rainy season.

     

     

    Shanghai Electric wins bid for 3-Gorges’ Rudong 800MW offshore wind farm

    Shanghai Electric won the bidding of 3-Gorges’ Rudong 800MW offshore wind farm, which consists of two parts, Rudong H6 400MW and Rudong H10 400MW. Rudong H6 is located about 50km from the shore with a water depth of 9~20m; Rudong H10 is located about 66km from the shore, with a water depth of 14~22m.

    (3-Gorges)

    AzureChinaCleantechNews09Sepetmer2019 03