• China Cleantech Update April 09, 2018

    News Summary:

    • Yunnan-Guangdong UHV nearing completion
    • Wind energy projects approved in March 2017
    • China Resources Power has reduced coal consumption
    • 2018, Market Supervision of the National Energy Administration
    • The introduction of new Renewable Energy Quotas
    • 300kW tidal power project has been developed

     

    ± 800 kV UHV line nearing completion in Yunnan-Guangdong

    The Yunnan-Guangdong connection is now 98% complete and is expected to be operative by mid-year. It will have a power transmission capacity of 5 GW and plan to deliver 20 TWh of electricity annually, equivalent to 1/4 of the annual electricity consumption in Shenzhen. (CHINA ELECTRICITY COUNCIL)
     
    This 3143 km infrastructure project built to carry excess hydro power in Yunnan to coastal load centers. Through this project, the Zhusanjiao region will be able to reduce its coal consumption by 6 million tons, carbon dioxide emissions by 16 million tons, and sulfur dioxide emissions by 123,000 tons per year.


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  • China Cleantech Update April 16, 2018

    News Summary:

    • 7 GB UHV Wind Power Transmission Base will be built in the Xilin Gol League
    • Analysis of UHV energy transmission efficiency
    • Mingyang wins 300MW offshore wind order in Guangdong
    • 303.4 million RMB wind power production equipment purchasing
    • Apple supports renewable energy in China
    • UHV construction to support Smart Cities

     
     
    7 GB UHV Wind Power Transmission Base will be built in the Xilin Gol League

    On March 19, 2018, Xilin Gol DRC announced the construction of a new UHV Wind Power Transmission Base in the Xilin Gol League. The project is aimed at supporting export of power produced in the Xilin Gol League power base which will including 7 GW of wind power. (Xilin Gol League DRC)
     
    The line will connect via lower voltage lines to wind farms in 8 cities, guaranteeing grid offtake and tackling the high wind curtailment problem in North China. This will in turn enable new growth for Xinlin Gol league in which new large wind farms are planned.
     

    Source: North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China

  • China Cleantech Update April 23, 2018

    News Summary:

    • NEA promotes distributed wind
    • 7 MW wind turbines in Putian
    • Three wind projects will expire in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • NDRC price reduction measures
    • 2018 Energy consumption analysis
    • Shandong Province 110 key projects

     
     
    The National Energy Administration promotes social capital investment in wind distribution
    National Energy Administration issued the “Interim Management Measures for the Development and Construction of Distributed Wind Power Projects”, valid for the next 5 years. In order to be elligile as "distributed", a wind project must satisfy the following requirements:

    1. Connect to grid at 110 kV or less;
    2. Distributed wind power plants with access voltages of 35 kV and below shall fully utilize existing substations and grid facilities;
    3. Distributed wind power plants with a voltage level of 110 kV (66 kV in the northeast region) can only have one grid connection point and a total capacity within 50 MW.

    All wind power projects that satisfy the requirements will have priority in securing subsidy payments. (NEA)
     
    Currently, centralized (non-distributed) wind projects have to wait in line to be included on the NEA subsidy list, sometimes for many years. The new policy which simplifies the development process and offers bettter guarantees to project owners was greatly awaited by the whole industry, with hopes that it will help boost the installations in coming years, which was greatly expected by small developpers as well.   
     
     
    The first 7 MW wind turbines will be installed in Putian

    On March 26, China Railway Fuchuan Co. won the bid for the installation of 10 sets of 7 MW wind turbines in the “Fujian Pingtan Offshore Wind Farm in Putian”, with a contract of 34 million RMB. (chinanews)
     
    The 7MW machines to be supplied by ShangHai Electric under a license with Siemens are the largest wind turbines in China so far.
     

     

    Source: Fujian Fuchuan Investment Co
     
     

  • China Cleantech Update July 06, 2016

    News Summary:

    • Guangxi, Guangdong trading centers opened end of June
    • Ximeng-Shandong UHV fully operational
    • Shanxi Datong 50MW high-voltage PV plant grid connected
    • Siemens doubling Chinese blade manufacturing capacity

     
     
     
    Policy: Guangxi and Guangdong Trading Centers Open 
    Guangxi and Guangdong electric trading centers opened at the end of June. The two trading centers are part of China Southern Grid, which estimates 18%, or 144TWh total, of electricity consumed will be traded. (CSG CN)
     
     
     
    Transmission: Ximeng-Shandong 1000 kV UHV Transmission Line Fully Operational
    The Ximeng-Shandong 1000 kV UHV power line is now fully operational. Key statistics are: 

    • 730 km long
    • 5.6GW transmission capacity 
    • 17.8 billion RMB total investment (BJX CN)

    With the new transmission line, approximately 2GW of power from Inner Mongolia is being sent to Shandong province, resulting in a total of 10GW of power coming from outside the province. 
     
     
    Ximeng-Shandong Transmission Line 

    Source: NEA, Azure International
     

  • Week of April 08, 2019

    News Summary:

    • NDRC determines on-grid price for third generation nuclear power technology
    • NDRC approves transmission price of Guangdong project in Northwestern Yunnan
    • SPIC releases final 6GW subsidy free onshore wind project WTG bidding results
    • CGN completes trial of 1,200-ton self-elevating offshore wind turbine installation platform
    • Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan power grid absorbs 33.3TWh of local clean energy in 2018

     

     

    NDRC determines on-grid price for third generation nuclear power technology

    In 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Zhejiang DRC, Shangdong DRC and Guangdong DRC issued a notice that supports the introduction of technology to the first batch of nuclear power units in the provinces. Last week, in conjunction with the provinces’ support for the first three generations (AP1000) of nuclear power projects, the following trial prices of on-grid tariffs have been determined:

    1. Guangdong Taishan Phase I Nuclear Power Project: 0.4350 CNY/kWh
    2. Zhejiang Sanmen Phase I Nuclear Power Project: 0.4203 CNY/kWh
    3. Shandong Haiyang Phase I Nuclear Power Project: 0.4151 CNY/kWh
      (NDRC)

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    Note:The FITswill be put into effect from the projects’ start date until the end of 2021.

     

     

    NDRC approves transmission price of Guangdong project in Northwestern Yunnan

    The transmission price of the DC project in Northwestern Yunnan has been approved at 0.092 CNY/kWh (including tax without line loss); the transmission price of the supporting AC project in Yunnan Province is 0.015 CNY/kWh. The transmission price is determined by income generated from CAPEX, which ultimately depends on the span of distance of the project. (NDRC)

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    The starting point of the project is located in Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province. The line runs through Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces, with its endpoint located in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. With a total length of 1,928 kilometers, it is the longest transmission project of the Southern Power Grid. The project relies on a ±800 kV DC transmission technology with a transmission capacity of 5GW.

     

     

    SPIC releases final 6GW subsidy free onshore wind project WTG bidding results

    Following the close of the recent bidding (refer to Azure’s earlier publication for more details on thebidding process) for SPIC’s 6GW subsidy free onshore wind project, the final results have been released last week: the project site will be located in Siziwangqi, Wulanchabu City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), it will require a total investment of 42.544 billion CNY, occupy a planned area of 3,800 square kilometers and reach a construction scale of 6GW. (BJX)

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    CGN completes trial of 1,200-ton self-elevating offshore wind turbine installation platform

    This platform is currently the most advanced of wind power installation platforms in China, classified by the China Classification Society (CCS) as a 7MW and below offshore wind turbine installation. It has a total length of 94.5 meters, width of 43.3 meters and depth of 7.6 meters, a design draft of 4.7 meters, leg length of 91.5 meters and maximum working depth of 60 meters. (BJX)

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    Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan power grid absorbs 33.3TWh of local clean energy in 2018

    In 2018, total electricity consumption in the Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan region totaled 372.9TWh, a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 6.33%. Of that total consumption, on-grid electricity produced by local clean energy constituted 33.3TWh, a YOY increase of 13.8%. (BJ-PX)

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  • Week of April 15, 2019

    News Summary:

    • CWEA releases 2018 China wind power installed capacity report
    • NEA releases subsidy-free wind and PV projects development plan
    • China’s largest and heaviest offshore wind turbine jacket foundation completes lifting
    • Shanghai DRC releases FITs for third batch of 2018 projects
    • Xiong'an’s first UHV line project to be completed by end of April

     

     

    CWEA releases 2018 China wind power installed capacity report

    In 2018, China’s total installed capacity reached 209.53GW, of which 21.14GW were newly installed wind power, a 7.5% year-on-year (YOY) increase. Of more than 4GW of offshore wind total installed capacity, 1,655MW were newly installed, a 42.7% YOY increase. On the wind turbine manufacturer side, Goldwind’s newly installed capacity reached 6,707MW, constituting 31.7% of the total installed capacity. Followingpositions are held byEnvision, Mingyang, United Power and Shanghai Electric, the five making up 75% of the sector’s newly installed capacity. (CWEA)

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    NEA releases subsidy-free wind and PV projects development plan

    The National Energy Administration (NEA) has released a development plan for subsidy-free wind and PV projects. The plan highlights:

    1. Prioritizing development of subsidy-free projects
    2. Prioritizing consumption of power generated by subsidy-free projects
    3. Encouraging approval of inactive projects converted to subsidy-free projects

    (NEA)

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    China’s largest and heaviest offshore wind turbine jacket foundation completes lifting

    Contracted to deliver jacket foundations for the Yangjiang Nanpeng Island Offshore Wind Farm Project developed by China General Nuclear (CGN), CCCC Third Harbor Engineering has completed the lifting of the project’s first set of wind turbine jacket foundations last week. With a total weight of over 900 tons, it is the largest and heaviest offshore wind turbine jacket foundation in China so far. (BJX)

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    Shanghai DRC releases FITs for third batch of 2018 projects

    49 PV projects (including two full-scale PV power plants and 47 distributed PV projects, with a total of ~28MW) and 1,250 household PV projects ( with a total of ~9.5 MW) are eligible to receive feed-in tariffs (FITs) from the city’s Renewable Energy and New Energy Development Project Funds for five years. The FIT for PV projects has been raised from 0.25CNY/kWh to 0.55CNY/kWh, while the FIT for household PVs is 0.4CNY/kWh. (Shanghai DRC)

     

     

    Xiong'an’s first UHV line project to be completed by end of April

    The Beijing West-Shijiazhuang 1000kV UHV transmission line is the fourth UHV line in the southern power grid of Hebei Province and the first UHV line to serve Xiong'an. With a total length of 2 × 224km, this project will be of great significance to improving the security and stability of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the northern China power grids, meeting the needs of Xiong'an New District's load growth and alleviating the power shortage in southern Hebei. (Xiong’an GOV)

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  • Week of September 02, 2019

    News Summary:

    • Shanghai DRC releases China’s first offshore wind farm bidding results
    • China hydrogen energy and fuel cell development sees 700% growth
    • First grid-parity wind farm in China starts commercial operation
    • NDRC approves Yazhong – Jiangxi DC±800kV UHV line
    • Shanghai Electric wins bid for 3-Gorges’ Rudong 800MW offshore wind farm

     

     

    Shanghai DRC releases China’s first offshore wind farm bidding results

    Results of China’s first offshore wind farm bidding show Shanghai Electric Power and Shanghai Green Energy Consortium have been awarded the highest scores for the Shanghai Fengxian offshore wind farm project. (Shanghai DRC)

    Donghai Bridge offshore wind farm 

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    From recent publicly released information, we know that Longyuan has declared an on-grid price of 0.65CNY/kWh, while Shanghai Electric Power and Shanghai Green Energy Consortium have declared an on-grid price of 0.7338CNY/kWh. However, as we noted in last week’s Azure newsletter (Week of August 26, 2019), “the lowest price is not guaranteed to win the bid for the project,” and we were expecting the consortium to have higher score given their strong references in the Shanghai area, having participated in the construction and operation of the Shanghai Donghai Bridge I 100MW offshore wind farm.

     

     

    China hydrogen energy and fuel cell development sees 700% growth

    As the major application of hydrogen energy and fuel cell in China, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle production and sales in the country have increased considerably. According to data released by the Power Battery Application Branch of the China Chemical and Physical Power Industry Association on August 27, between January-July this year, China's hydrogen fuel cell installed capacity reached 46MW, a nearly seven-fold year-on-year (YoY) increase from the 6MW installed in 2018. At the same time, due to many favorable policies, hydrogen energy industry-related investments have demonstrated a rapid development momentum throughout the country in 2019.

    By the end of July, the production and sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was 1,176 and 1,106 respectively, a growth of nine and ten times from the same time last year. It is worth noting that so far China's hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are focused mainly on buses and special vehicles, with 60% of the installed capacity going to special vehicles. (Sohu)

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    In June this year, the China Hydrogen Energy Alliance released the White Paper on China's Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Industry, which emphasized hydrogen energy’s increasingly important role in China's energy system, expected to account for at least 10% of China's end-use energy system by 2050, with 1.6 million fuel cell commercial vehicles holding 37% market share and fuel cell passenger vehicles holding 14% by 2050. In the meantime, we can observe this trend with hydrogen demand close to 60 million tons today.

     

     

    First grid-parity wind farm in China starts commercial operation

    China’s first grid-parity wind farm has begun commercial operation on August 24, after the last wind turbine of the 50MW project was connected to the grid in Heiyazi, Yumen of Gansu Province. (BJX)

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    The project comprises of 25 2MW-WTG manufactured by Shanghai Electric, which will sell 15,910MWh of electricity to the grid annually. The CAPEX for this project is being strictly controlled within 5.7CNY/watt, and its annual utilization hours is expected to exceed 3,000 hours. From its commencement on March 25, the project’s construction took only four months to complete, also enabling to keep the CAPEX at a minimum. This is one of the first 13 grid-parity wind power demonstration projects (700MW in total) approved by the National Energy Administration (NEA) in 2017 and the first to be connected to the grid. This project will have a PPA with State Grid at the present on-grid coal benchmark price of 0.3078CNY/kWh for 20 years.

     

    NDRC approves Yazhong – Jiangxi DC±800Kv UHV line

    The total investment of the project is about 23.8 billion CNY. Spanning across Liangshan, Sichuan Province to Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, the total length of the line is about 1,704 kilometers, with a transmission capacity of8GW. (Sichuan GOV)

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    By the end of 2018, the installed capacity of hydropower in Sichuan reached 76.74GW, accounting for about one-fifth of the country's total. It is the country's largest clean energy base. However, since the "12th FYP," due to the rapid increase in hydropower installed capacity and insufficient local power demand or transmission capacity, the power supply and demand imbalance in Sichuan has grown more serious resulting in hydro curtailment during the rainy season.

     

     

    Shanghai Electric wins bid for 3-Gorges’ Rudong 800MW offshore wind farm

    Shanghai Electric won the bidding of 3-Gorges’ Rudong 800MW offshore wind farm, which consists of two parts, Rudong H6 400MW and Rudong H10 400MW. Rudong H6 is located about 50km from the shore with a water depth of 9~20m; Rudong H10 is located about 66km from the shore, with a water depth of 14~22m.

    (3-Gorges)

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