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News Summary:

  • China offshore 2018
  • Local DRC pre-approves Shanghai Electric 9.5GW offshore wind projects
  • Yangjiang DRC approves nine distributed wind projects totaling 230MW
  • Jiangsu wind projects to be attributed via competitive bidding in 2019
  • Local DRC releases Shaanxi new bidding mechanisms for onshore wind farms



China offshore 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, Azure has put together a comprehensive review of China’s offshore wind status. By the end of the year, China had a total of 3GW offshore wind projects in operation, with nearly 80% in Jiangsu Province. But the trend is now clearly shifting towards Guangdong Province which is home to more than 30GW of offshore wind projects in various stages of development, representing 90% of the country's pipeline. Note: All analysis data source collected from public data and Azure database.

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Local DRC pre-approves Shanghai Electric 9.5GW offshore wind projects

On December 17, 2018, Guangdong Province’s Shantou Development and Reform Commission (DRC) published 10 offshore projects with a total of 9.5GW. (Shantou DRC)

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Shanghai Electric is currently the largest supplier of offshore wind turbines in China. By the end of 2017, the company had supplied more than 1.5GW of offshore wind turbines in China. In 2017, Shanghai Electric and the Shantou government signed a contract to set up the Shanghai Electric Guangdong offshore wind power intelligent manufacturing base in Shantou with an investment of 500 million CNY. After it is completed and put in operation, the base will have an annual production capacity of 200 wind turbines and an annual output value of more than 10 billion CNY. The facility is expected to ship its first wind turbine towards the middle of 2019.



Yangjiang DRC approves nine distributed wind projects totaling 230MW

Nine distributed wind farm projects, totaling 230MW, have been approved by the Yangjiang DRC. The project sizes range from 12 to 40MW. (Yangjiang DRC)

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Jiangsu wind projects to be attributed via competitive bidding in 2019

According to a new notice posted by the Jiangsu DRC, from 2019 onwards, newly approved centralized onshore wind power projects and offshore wind power projects in Jiangsu Province should all be attributed via competitive bidding mechanisms taking in account proposed on-grid tariff. (Jiangsu DRC)

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Shaanxi DRC releases new bidding mechanisms for onshore wind farms

The Shaanxi DRC has drafted new measures for competitive bidding of onshore wind power projects within the province in an attempt to promote efficient development of onshore wind power and technology, industrial upgrading, as well as market-oriented development. The measures will be implemented on January 1, 2019 for a trial period of two years. (Shaanxi DRC)

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Shaanxi requires that onshore wind projects be between 50 to 100MW and, for developers, that net assets be above 500 million CNY. Projects that do not meet these conditions will be subject to a 5% decrease in developer-proposed on-grid prices and will be restricted from investment for three years.


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