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Windpower Monthly rating 3/5

Our rating is based on a combination of project pipeline, political and policy support, investor confidence and structural readiness of the country in terms of grid infrastructure, permitting process and local supply chain.

Forecast of installed and operating wind power capacity based on the latest statisitics and measured against the Windpower Intelligence database.

The increased disposal of wind energy in north western area also caused investor concern. The wind curtailment will be a big challenge and affect the new instalment capacity.

Investors will hesitate to enter this market and the local government will be forced to increase the connection of wind power to grid. Power consumption decrease and the curtailment of wind power are most concerning.

In its 13th Five-Year-Plan, deployment of wind capacity is being favoured in southern and central regions, instead of the windier northern regions, in a bid to combat curtailment. 

The majority of energy supply remains to be from coal power. The competition from coal-to-gas transformation and from nuclear will also present pressure for wind energy.

China In-Depth

WindTech: CSIC ready to muscle in on 10MW offshore market

WindTech: CSIC ready to muscle in on 10MW offshore market

CSIC Haizhuang Windpower has ambitious plans to install 8MW and 10MW offshore prototypes in 2020. During his recent China visit, Eize de Vries talked to the firm in Chengdu about their latest products and development history.

WindTech: NGC gears up for the turbine drivetrain future

WindTech: NGC gears up for the turbine drivetrain future

As the Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing Company celebrated its 50th anniversary, Eize de Vries represented Windpower Monthly at its wind-power supply-chain forum, and exclusively visited its production facilities in Nanjing.

EDF ready to push into biggest wind market

EDF ready to push into biggest wind market

CHINA: With a parent company that has been doing business in the country for 30 years, buying a stake in a small Chinese developer marks only the start of EDF Energie Nouvelles' expanding market drive and its ultimate ambition in China may not be confined to land.

At work on... Huangang wind farm

At work on... Huangang wind farm

CHINA: One of the oldest large-scale wind farms in China, the team at Huangang wind farm in eastern China has technology from parent company and leading developer Longyuan Power to help monitor the 105 turbines, and new ways to help increase production.

China looks to Europe for global presence

China looks to Europe for global presence

CHINA: Chinese manufacturers have struggled to win business on the global stage, but that looks set to change as companies seek greater export business with the help of European expertise.

Latest China news

Asia Pacific to drive 'global market to 2030'

"Significant capacity additions" in Asia Pacific are expected to drive a 29% growth in the value of the global wind power market between 2019 and 2030, reaching $124.6 billion by the end of the forecasting period, according to new analysis.

US and China to 'challenge UK's top offshore spot'

The UK is likely to retain its position as world leader in installed offshore wind capacity over the next few years, but will face challenges from the US and China as the technology becomes more attractive in markets beyond western Europe, according to new analysis.

GE gets largest Chinese order for foreign OEM

GE Renewable Energy has won a 715MW order to supply turbines to a Chinese wind farm, which it claims is the largest onshore wind deal for a foreign OEM in the country.

Goldwind's world-first laser control system approved

DNV GL has approved Chinese manufacturer Goldwind's lidar-assisted control system for wind turbines -- the first time the certification body has verified a laser-aided system for turbine control.

Goldwind unveils 4MW+ turbines for local and international markets

Goldwind launched its new GW155-4.5MW turbine at the recent China Wind Power 2019 exhibition, making the product available to the global market for the first time.

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