Six major bases for wind-power generation will be built in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Gansu Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hebei Province, the Northeast, and Southeastern Coastal areas, according to China's State Power Group.
Once this large-scale wind-power development strategy is executed, the total installed capacity of wind power from the State Power Group, by the end of 2010, will amount to 6 million kilowatts: approximately 40% of China's total installed capacity.
Statistics from the power sector show that at the end of 2006, China's installed wind-power capacity reached 2.6 million kilowatts; ranked sixth in the world; and accounted for 3.5% of the world's capacity.
With the enactment and enforcement of the Renewable Resources Act, and the initiation of policies on energy conservation and emissions reduction, China's wind-power development has stepped into a new phase of cleanness and zero-pollution.
According to the Mid- and long-term Development Plans for Renewable Resources recently released, China will make wind-power a top priority in developing renewable resources in the days to come. By 2020, wind-power generation will climb to 30 million kilowatts.
(People's Daily, December 4, 2007)