Welcome to Azure International

Azure International is a leading investment and advisory company focused on China's cleantech energy sector. Founded in 2003, we have a team of 20+ local and international professionals based in China with backgrounds in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, policy, government relations and finance. In addition to deep advisory capabilities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and energy finance, we have proven capability to invest in and accelerate the development of clean energy companies.  Our portfolio and partner companies have achieved both significant commercial success and returns to investors. Azure provides the necessary expertise and execution capabilities in China to lead relationship development with government and strategic partners, project execution, sourcing, sales and technology development – all with deep understanding of Chinese and international requirements.

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Wind – 30 MW Sichuan project over half complete: 13 of 20 turbines are installed at the 30 MW Fangdiping plant being built by Datang. The project is slated for completion in October. (Windpower Intelligence, in English)

Wind – Yunnan project to proceed: The 49.5 MW Xiaohaizi project that had been delayed for over a year has passed one permitting hurdle and will proceed with permitting. The China Hydropower plant had been delayed due to financing issues. (Windpower Intelligence, in English)

Wind and solar – Investigation of Gansu renewable integration reports results: NEA officials have completed a thorough investigation of wind and solar integration in Gansu, and made public results of each area. Of areas within Gansu with the most severe integration issues, Wuwei Huangtai had the largest amount of excess capacity, with summer and winter having over 75% of capacity as facing limits on production hours. (Note: not the same as curtailment.) Jinchang district had the fewest limits at around 25% of capacity. In 2013, 20% of wind and 14% of solar output were curtailed despite new transmission capacity additions. (BJX, in Chinese)

Solar – NEA offers new solar subsidy deal: Distributed solar plants of a certain size will be able to opt for either the local feed-in tariff rate (RMB 0.9-1.0/kWh, depending on location) for power sent to the grid, or receiving the RMB 0.42/kWh subsidy for all power generated. In Azure’s view, for systems in locations where most power is self-consumed, receiving the fixed subsidy will make more sense, but for those with low self-consumption compared to PV output, the FIT offer would be more attractive. In addition, receiving FIT payments would reduce risk for third party systems where the customer may not be credit-worthy. (BJX, in Chinese) The new policy also urges regional governments to set up financing vehicles to guarantee solar bank loans, and encourages banks to offer attractive rates and longer-term financing for solar. (BJX, in Chinese)

Grid – NEA approves construction of new high-voltage AC line: The National Energy Agency has approved State Grid’s Wumeng-Shandong line, which forms part of State Grid’s plan to bring energy into the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji or JJJ) region. The 1000 kV line will connect coal and wind bases in Inner Mongolia to Shandong, running near Beijing and Tianjin. (China Power, in Chinese)

Grid – Tianjin eco-city to be included in U.S.-China strategic economic dialogue: The Tianjin eco-city is a test bed for a variety of different technologies and includes 12 different smart grid capabilities, including smart metering and EV charging. (China Power, in Chinese)


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