Welcome to Azure International

Azure International is a leading investment and advisory company focused on China's cleantech energy sector. Founded in 2003, we have a team of 20+ local and international professionals based in China with backgrounds in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, policy, government relations and finance. In addition to deep advisory capabilities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and energy finance, we have proven capability to invest in and accelerate the development of clean energy companies.  Our portfolio and partner companies have achieved both significant commercial success and returns to investors. Azure provides the necessary expertise and execution capabilities in China to lead relationship development with government and strategic partners, project execution, sourcing, sales and technology development – all with deep understanding of Chinese and international requirements.

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News Summary:

  • NEA publishes 2015 national renewable energy portfolio
  • Beijing imports 21 TWh of wind for March to July period
  • NDRC approves new UHV DC IMAR to Shandong line
  • Xi Jinping visits  State Power Investment Corporation


Policy: NEA Publishes 2015 National Renewable Development Energy Portfolio
The NEA released a report highlighting the end of year 2015 national renewable energy data. Total installed capacity of all renewable energy sources stood at 480 GW. The installed capacity and annual generation for each resource is shown below.

  • Hydro: 300 GW , 1,099 TWh 
  • Wind: 129 GW, 186 TWh
  • Solar: 43 GW, 39 TWh
  • Biomass: 10 GW, 52 TWh (NEA CN)

Total generation figures stand at 1,363 TWh, approximately 24.5% of total power demand. Excluding hydro, however, paints a less rosy picture of 278 TWh and 5% of total power demand. 
Power Generation (Outer Circle) and Installed Capacity (Inner Circle) Ratio by Generation Type, 2015 All of China


Source: NEA, Azure International

Statistics: Beijing Imports 21 TWh of Wind from March to July
From March to July 2016, Beijing handled nearly 21 TWh of cross-provincial wind and solar power trades. The three regions exporting power to Beijing were:

  • Dongbei: 8.2 TWh
  • Xibei: 7.5 TWh
  • Western Inner Mongolia: 5 TWh (CEC CN)

March to July 2016 Renewable Energy Import to Beijing


Source: CEC, Azure International
Transmission: NDRC approves new UHV DC IMAR to Shandong line
The NDRC approved a new DC ±800kV UHV DC line from Zhalute in Inner Mongolia to Qingzhou in Shandong province. The total transmission capacity will be 8 GW over  1,234 km distance. Total project investments run just north of 22 billion RMB and has an annual transmission capacity of 55 TWh. (CEC CN)
The NDRC states the line will reduce 49.5 million tons of carbon dioxide and 124,000 tons of sulfur dioxide. This reduction will either be a transfer of emissions to Inner Mongolia or a partial reduction if some wind power is utilized. As a rule of thumb, approximately 0.5 tons of carbon dioxide is released per MWh of generation.
New Transmission Line from IMAR to Shandong


Source: NDRC, Azure International
Policy: Xi Jinping visits State Power Investment Corporation
President Xi Jinping visited the State Power Investment Corporation SPIC in Xining, Qinghai province. The inspection was meant to showcase the importance of the solar manufacturing industry in Xining. Furthermore, 46 TWh, or 70%, of energy consumption in Xining comes from solar power, an unprecedented level. (Sina Finance CN)
President Xi Jinping Inspecting SPIC Manufacturing Plant


Source: Sina Finance


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