The Hebei Provincial Development and Reform Commission issued the “Notice on Announcement of Adjustments for Wind Power and Photovoltaic Power Generation Projects”. The notice indicates that local authorities intend to cancel 4.1GW and 0.32GW of solar and wind power projects, respectively. This includes projects that are no longer able to be grid connected or be completed on time for reasons such as land-use rights policy adjustments or COVID-19. The 34 cancelled projects in the list include 28 projects that have been included in the 2021 construction plan. This follows Shanxi and Shaanxi province, who have also cancelled several projects earlier this year. (International Energy Network)
A first document was released by the Hebei government at the beginning of September which ‘only’ included 3.7 GW of solar projects. Another 350 MW were added in the later version.
Interestingly, it is worth noting that the government also released a list of project adjustments. 128 projects have been approved to alter project construction details including changing project SPV names, construction sites, and even project capacity. In the project adjustment list, wind project capacity has increased to 3.66GW from 3.2GW and that of solar has decreased from 19.43GW to 18.5GW.