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News Summary:

  • Newly installed solar capacity totals 44.26GW in 2018, a 34% YOY increase
  • NEA releases national power industry statistics for January and February
  • SPIC 6GW subsidy free onshore wind project WTG bidding results released
  • New rules place time pressure on wind and solar projects to obtain power generation licenses
  • Zhejiang completes first offshore wind project

 

 

Newly installed solar capacity totals 44.26GW in 2018, a 34% YOY increase

By the end of 2018, China’s solar installed capacity totaled over 174.46GW. With 44.26GW of newly installed capacity, the country saw a 34% year-on-year (YOY) increase. For centralized solar, total installed capacity reached 123.84GW, of which 23.3GW were newly installed. For distributed solar, total installed capacity reached 50.61GW, of which 20.96GW were newly installed. (NEA)

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NEA releases national power industry statistics for January and February

From January to February 2019, national power consumption reached 1,106.3TWh, a two-month cumulative increase of 4.5%. Among the total amount, 11TWh of electricity was consumed by the agricultural sector, 705.9TWh by industrial, 199.4TWh by service and 189.9TWh by residential. As for newly installed power generation capacity, hydro totaled 270MW, thermal 5,480MW, nuclear 1,250MW and wind 1,410MW. (NEA)

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SPIC 6GW subsidy free onshore wind project WTG bidding results released

The bidding process for the first phase of the 6GW demonstration project of Wulanchabu Wind Power Base in Inner Mongolia, the largest single onshore wind farm in the world, and also the first subsidy free onshore wind farm in China, was closed on March 15. A total of 14 wind turbine manufacturers successfully completed the bidding, including 11 domestic and 3 foreign companies.

The 5 tenders are for subprojects:
a) No.1 of Xingfu wind farm and No.4 of Dabanliang (1,400MW)
b) No.2 of Xingfu wind farm and No.2 of Dabanliang (1,300MW)
c) No.1 and No.3 of Dabanliang (900MW)
d) No.1 and No.2 of Hongerge (1,300MW)
e) No.3 and No.4 of Hongerge (1,100MW)

(News QQ)

Note: Price includes quotation of operation, maintenance and quality insurance fees from the 6th to the 20th

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New rules place time pressure on wind and solar projects to obtain power generation licenses

The North China Energy Regulatory Bureau has released a notice of specifications for the new trial operation period of wind and solar power generation projects. The notice states that projects should complete the trial operation of all units within 60 days after the first generator is in place or after the first wholesale electric unit is connected to the grid, following the timeline specified in the document Circular No.351. The notice also states that power plants that do not obtain electricity business licenses on time and wind and solar power generation enterprises that fail to obtain certificates on time will not be allowed on-grid. (North China Energy Regulatory Bureau)

 

 

Zhejiang completes first offshore wind project

The Zhejiang Zhoushan Putuo 6# offshore wind farm was completed on March 19. With 63 units of 4.0MW offshore wind turbines, the project has a total installed capacity of 252MW. Built by CCCC Third Company, it is the first large-scale offshore wind project in Zhejiang Province. The project was completed in 27 months, beginning with piling of the first foundation on December 18, 2016. (CNNB)

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