China WindPower Group (CWP), based in Hong Kong, has signed a strategic agreement with Hebei Construction Investment New Energy to jointly develop several wind projects across China. All will have maximum rated capacities of 49.5 MW, the size limit at which provincial authorities, rather than central government, may grant construction approval. The projects include phase two of the Wolongshan wind power plant in Kangbao and a wind plant in Wuhuaping in Guyuan, both in Hebei Province. In addition, the two will team up on phase one of the Arikunduleng wind power plant in Zhaluteqi and phase two of the Taipusiqi wind power plant in Inner Mongolia. Contracts between the two were also signed, says CWP, to set up two specific joint ventures to develop wind projects in Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia and Zhangjiakou city, Hebei Province. CWP says it has reserved wind power resources with a total generation capacity of approximately 6000 MW in north, north-east and north-west China through exclusive development agreements with local governments. This total includes a 200 MW wind project in Jiquan, Gansu province, a concession for which has been awarded by China's National Development and Reform Commission. Overall this year, the group, which also has a wind turbine equipment division, plans to enter into joint ventures to build six to eight wind power plants, each with an installed capacity of 49.5 MW. By then, the group's joint venture wind power plants will be generating 0.94 TWh and CO2 emission will be down by about 940,000 tons a year, says CWP.
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