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China's landmark onshore wind park starts working in Inner Mongolia

2022-06-30 (chinadaily.com.cn)

The first phase of a key wind park funded by China General Nuclear Power Corporation, or CGN – located in the Hinggan League in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – officially started up on June 29.

The facility is designed to house a total of 3 million kilowatts of wind turbines and is China's first 1 million kW-class onshore wind power park.

The first phase of the project that went into operation is a mountain wind farm. Its annual equivalent full-load utilization hours can reach 3,058 hours and the annual on-grid electricity supply will exceed 3 billion kWh.

The project is expected to save more than 920,000 metric tons of standard coal and reduce 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, providing great economic and environmental benefits.

Li Yilun, deputy general manager of CGN – the largest nuclear power operator in China – said it was the country's first onshore wind power project with a voltage level of 500 kilovolts connected to the power system.

Li added that it was also the first new energy project to be delivered through ultra-high voltage transmissions. As such, it has achieved a number of industry firsts for the country's new energy sector.

During the construction of the project, a wind power equipment manufacturing industrial park was also built in Hinggan League.

The industrial park has the R&D, production and maintenance capabilities of tens of millions of kilowatts of wind power equipment.

This is seen as playing a key future role in improving the new energy industry structure in the league and accelerating the development of its equipment manufacturing sector.