High altitude wind farm at Dali completed

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Energy company Hongkong Electric says it has finished building its first wind power project on mainland China, a 48 MW plant in Dali, in the south-west province of Yunnan. Dafengba Wind Farm is built at a higher altitude than any other in China. Its 64 Windey 750 kW turbines are perched at heights ranging between 2400 metres and 2800 metres above sea level. The project took nearly 14 months to complete. Hongkong Electric says the station will begin commercial operation in early 2009. The Dali project was jointly developed by Hongkong Electric International and its local partner, Huaneng Renewable Energy (Holding) Company, at a cost of about CNY 500 million ($73.3 million). Hongkong Electric owns 45% of the project.

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