NEA’s report on 1Q Wind Power Grid Connection in 2020
On 11st May, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) published its report on first quarter wind power grid connection.
Statistics show in the first quarter, the country’s wind power added 2.36 million kilowatts to grid-connected power capacity, including 2.07 million kilowatts onshore and 290,000 kilowatts offshore. As of the end of March, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power nationwide was 213 million kilowatts. Judging from the layout, new installations are mainly concentrated in the provinces of Shanxi, Hebei, Guangxi, Qinghai and Ningxia. In the first quarter, wind power capacity amounted to 114.9 billion kWh, an increase of 10.4% year-on-year. The first quarter saw an average 548 hours of wind power utilization across the country. Regions with the highest utilization hours were Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi.
In the first quarter, 3.95 million kilowatts of new photovoltaic power generation installed nationwide, including 2.23 million kilowatts of centralized photovoltaic power and 1.72 million kilowatts of distributed photovoltaic power. As of the end of March, the cumulative installed capacity of photovoltaic power generation reached 208 million kilowatts. More new installations were distributed in North China and South China. In the first quarter, photovoltaic power generation amounted to 52.8 billion kWh, an increase of 19.9% year-on-year; national photovoltaic power utilization hours were 248 hours, an increase of 8 hours year-on-year. The utilization hours in the Northeast region were the highest, reaching 350 hours, down by 9 hours year-on-year; the utilization hours in East China were the lowest, reaching 190 hours, with an increase of 22 hours year-on-year.