2GW of wind and solar projects receive deadline extensions for grid adaptability testing

2GW of wind and solar projects receive deadline extensions for grid adaptability testing

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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:

  1. Wind and solar projects must be operated by North China dispatching institutions (Beijing, Tianjin, South Hebei, and Western Inner Mongolia)

  2. Projects must have connected the first unit to the grid between December 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020

  3. Projects must have obtained Electric Power Business Licenses within 6 months after first unit connection

  4. Projects that meet all requirements could apply for the 60-day extension before May 29, 2020. (NEA)