On June 2, the North China Energy Regulatory Bureau of the National Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China released the first batch of clean energy projects that received a 60-day extension to meet the grid connection deadline, considering construction projects have fallen behind schedule due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
14 wind projects with combined capacity of 1.181GW and 6 solar projects with combined capacity of 0.89GW are in the list.
The announcement specified the following eligibility requirements for the extension:
- Wind and solar projects must be operated by North China dispatching institutions (Beijing, Tianjin, South Hebei, and Western Inner Mongolia)
- Projects must have connected the first unit to the grid between December 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020
- Projects must have obtained Electric Power Business Licenses within 6 months after first unit connection
- Projects that meet all requirements could apply for the 60-day extension before May 29, 2020. (NEA)