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Huadian Boost Chinese Wind Capacity by 198MW with New Plants

Huadian Power International Co., a Chinese electricity producer, has begun operating four wind farms with a total capacity of 198 MW.

Two of the 49.5 MW farms are held by its Hebei Huadian Yuzhou Wind Power Co. unit and two by its Huadian Ningxia Ningdong Wind Power Co. Huadian said it controls installed capacity of 31.7 GW.

In October, a large loan was obtained from China Development Bank, and the company had already secured 111 of the 132 wind turbines for the project. The project was begun in the Fall of 2011 in the Heilongjiang Province.
The four wind farms are managed by Huadian Power International Co., but two are associated with Hebi Huadian Yuzhou Wind Power Co. and two with Ningxia Ningdong.

Currently, only about 1% of China’s energy is generated by wind power, but that figure could easily increase to 17%. One estimate indicated China could have 1,000 GW of wind power by 2050.

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