Yangjiang Is to Authorize Wind Farm Projects with Combined Capacity of 2900MW
According North Star, a major Chinese online information platform in the green-tech business, the Bureau of Development and Reform of the South-China city Yangjiang is to greenlight 4 wind farm projects on account of the positive results yielded from official risk evaluation reports.
With the sum-total power of a staggering 2900MW, these 4 major projects include the Yangjiangqingzhou 3rd Wind Farm Project to be outsourced to CHC (China Huadian Ltd., 500 MW), the Yangjiangfanshi 1st Wind Farm Project and the Yangjiangfanshi 2nd Wind Farm Project to be constructed by CGN (China Guangdong Nuclear Ltd., both 1000MW), and the Yangjiangqingzhou 1st Wind Farm Project to be constructed by Guangdong Yudean Group Co.,Ltd (400 MW). More specifically, the two 1000 MW projects would entail the installation of 143 7-MW plants, while the 500 MW project, 72 7-MW plants, and the 400 MW project 73 5.5-MW plants.
The significant magnitude of this joint initiative is largely enabled both by the advantageous coastline geography of Guangdong, which stretches a good 4114.4 kms, and the province’s windy climate. Meanwhile, in its risk evaluation, Yangjiang’s municipal authority spares no words in highlighting the necessity to promote wind farms in the long run, claiming that the city provides limited availability to the standard 220kv electric power source due to its severe lack of conventionally and non-renewably generated electricity. On a more positive note, the Bureau’s report concludes that the new wind farm projects will prove conducive to the development of related sectors such as construction materials, transportation and machine manufacturing. And with further development in wind farms, the Bureau is confident that new potential for economic growth shall be excavated.