. Wind Energy News .

China revs up wind power amid challenges
by Staff Writers
Beijing (UPI) Jan 16, 2013

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

As the world's largest wind power market, China continues to push forward with wind power installations, yet it faces ongoing problems with grid connection.

New wind power installations in China in 2012 brought the country's grid-connected capacity to more than 60 gigawatts, says the State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

While a total of 100.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity was generated by wind power last year -- an increase of 35.5 percent over 2011 -- only 12.85 gigawatts was connected to the grid, compared to 2011's figure of 16 gigawatts

"In the past few years, wind farm development has been too rapid and grid construction has not been able to keep up. The huge gap put a lot of pressure on the grid," said Ma Jinru, vice-president and secretary of the board at Goldwind Group, one of China's biggest manufacturers of wind power equipment, China Daily reports.

In a news release Monday promoting a Shanghai wind power exposition, the deputy director general of China's National Energy Administration said that wind energy is China's third largest source of electricity.

"Wind power has become the third-largest electric power in China," Liu Qi said. "There is no electric power to substitute the position of wind power as number three, following thermal power and hydropower."

As part of the National Energy Administration's renewable energy development plan announced last August, China is aiming for 100 gigawatts of wind power to be connected to the grid by 2015, including 5 gigawatts of offshore wind power.

Improved grid construction and dispatching, enhanced equipment performance help the wind power sector reach to reach the 100 gigawatt goal, the news release states.

Also as part of the 2011-15 energy plan, State Grid Corp. of China will invest more than $80 billion to extend the ultra-high-voltage electricity transmission networks in North, Central and Eastern China, China Daily reports.

Meanwhile, China's wind sector face challenges following a U.S. decision to increase import duties on Chinese wind turbines.

In its final verdict in December on anti-dumping and counter-subsidy duties against wind turbine towers imported from China and Vietnam, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that Chinese producers dumped towers in the United States and set anti-dumping duties of 44.99-70.63

"With rates of duty like this, it's impossible for the products of Chinese wind tower manufacturers to enter the U.S. market," Zheng Kangsheng, secretary of the board of Titan Wind Energy (Suzhou) Co. was quoted as saying by China Daily. "The company's U.S. market share will definitely decline sharply," he added.


Related Links
Wind Energy News at Wind Daily

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Get Our Free Newsletters
Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear


Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility
Oakville, Canada (SPX) Jan 08, 2013
Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. has acquired a 109.5 MW contracted wind powered generating station ("Shady Oaks") from Goldwind International SO Limited ("Goldwind") for total consideration to all stakeholders of approximately US$148.9 million. The Shady Oaks wind power facility is located in Northern Illinois, approximately 80 km west of Chicago, Illinois and reached commercial operat ... read more

South Korean nuclear reactor shuts down

French nuclear firm tightens safety at Niger mine

Turkey and France to resume nuclear plant talks: minister

Regulator wants more info before clearing Belgian reactors

Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers

NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier

Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries

Sempra US Gas and Power Energizes First Phase Of Arizona Solar Project

Marginal lands are prime fuel source for alternative energy

Marginal land can help meet US biofuel target: study

US Ag Sec Visits Renmatix For Plant-To-Sugar Facility Commissioning

Synthesis Energy Achieves First Methanol Production at Yima JV

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

British group pans wind farm compensation

Renewable energy on increase but 2030 target in doubt

First world atlas on renewable energy launched

Major cuts to surging CO2 emissions are needed now, not down the road

Three new state-of-the-art power plants improve efficiency, reduce emissions

North Sea oil pipeline system shut after platform leak: operator

Nigeria grapples with growing oil theft

S. Korea sets $694 mln payout for 2007 oil spill

Chavez aides assure citizens of continuity

North Sea oil pipeline system shut after platform leak: operator

Nigeria grapples with growing oil theft

S. Korea sets $694 mln payout for 2007 oil spill

Chavez aides assure citizens of continuity

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

Jeep to build cars in China with GAC

Nissan cuts price of electric Leaf

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement