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Azure: Azure International to Deliver Keynote Presentation at Winterwind 2016
Sebastian Meyer, Director of Research & Advisory at Azure will deliver a keynote presentation at Winterwind International Wind Energy Conference held in Aare, Sweden, on 9 February 2016. The presentation, entitled North Asia Driving the Cold Climate Wind Industry, will look at challenges and anecdotes from what has emerged as the world's largest concentration of wind turbines in northern latitudes. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Demand: NEA Publishes Total Energy Consumption for 2015
The NEA released its 2015 data on total electricity consumption. China consumed 5,550 TWh of electricity demand in 2015. Significant segments include:
Demand grew a modest 0.5% from 2014 levels. (NEA CN)
The graph below summarizes the low growth in 2015 — there has been a gradual slowdown in the growth of demand since 2011. Slowdowns in the overall economy and heavy industry have led to slowing power demand. The tertiary Industry has shown relatively strong 6% average demand growth within the mix.
Source: NEA, Azure International
Hydro: Three Gorges Power Station Generates Cumulative 900 TWh from 2003 - 2015
The Three Gorges dam generated 900TWh in total from its inception in 2003 to 2015. This quantity of energy is equivalent to burning 290 million tons of coal, which would have produced 730 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 3.5 million tons of sulfur dioxide emissions. (CEC CN)
Wind: Gamesa Receives 98MW in New Orders
Gamesa received two new orders for wind turbines in China. The orders are:
Gamesa has signed 300MW of wind turbine orders with HCIG to date. HCIG is the largest wind power operator in Hebei Province. Preliminary Azure data for 2015 wind capacity additions, suggests HCIG is expanding aggressively while sourcing turbines from established international suppliers like GE, Vestas and Gamesa. Most recently deliveries have been led by Envision and Shanghai Electric.
Green Building: Hanergy Provided Thin-Film Solar for Green Building Demonstration Projects in Jiangsu Province
Jiangsu Province is building demonstration homes for its recurring Jangsu Green Building Expo. Hanergy announced that it supplied the 12 demo buildings with 110kW of thin-film rooftop solar. These buildings are set to become office space in the future. (Hanergy CN)
Jiangsu Province is participating in the push in green building technology in China through the Jiangsu Province Green Building Development Regulations, designed to incentivize construction, procurement, and operation of green buildings in the province. The province also has a mandate of one-star green building ratings in order to win approval from local regulators.
Policy: Ministry of Finance Issues Notice on Collection of Special Funds from Power Grid Companies
The Ministry of Finance will collect a special fee from industrial power grid clients. Power producers will be charged based on their geography, total energy generated, and region. (MOF CN)
Due to the reduction of national wind and thermal feed-in-tariff rates, the Ministry of Finance is looking to set up a fund to restructure industrial enterprises, such as taking old coal power plants offline or retrofitting them with expensive cleaner emission scrubbers.