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Canadian developer plans 50 MW on Daishan Island

Canadian wind power developer Greenwind Power Corporation plans to develop and operate a 50 MW wind farm on Daishan Island in east China's Zhejiang province. Its Chinese partners are China Link Industries of Shanghai and the Daishan County government. Located in the outreaches of Hangzhou Bay, Daishan is the second largest island of the Zhoushan Island chain. The island has rich wind resources, especially on its northwest side -- the wind farm will be built in a coastal area known as Kaomen Dam. Wind monitoring equipment, imported from the US, has already been delivered to help produce a full feasibility study. The island is connected to the mainland by a power grid which feeds Daishan with electricity. "Electricity generated by the wind farm will meet local demand," says a local government official. "If there's a surplus, it will be transmitted to the mainland." With China suffering power shortages, the State Development and Reform Commission has outlined plans to develop a series of 100 MW wind farms.

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