Friday, November 7, 2008

Hebei Province to build 10 million kilowatt wind power base

November 07, 2008

China Knowledge quoted an official with the Hebei Development and Reform Commission said North China's Hebei province is mulling a large wind power base with installed capacity of 10 million kilowatts.

Upon completion, the new base will be able to generate 23 billion kWh of electricity per year. The Top 5 Chinese power groups, namely China Power Investment Corporation, China Huaneng Group, Guodian Power Corporation, China Datang Corporation and China Huadian Group have started or planned to set up wind power plants in the province.

Currently, there are over 10 wind power plants in the province with a combined installed capacity of 800,000 kilowatts. The wind power plants which are still under construction have a total installed capacity of 1.8 million kilowatts. The provincial government plans to expand the capacity to 3 million kilowatts by 2010.

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