China’s wind generation up 41% in 2012

China generated 100.8 billion KWh (kilowatt hours) of wind power in total last year – marking a 41% rise from 2011. A statement from the country’s National Energy Administration said […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

China generated 100.8 billion KWh (kilowatt hours) of wind power in total last year – marking a 41% rise from 2011.

A statement from the country’s National Energy Administration said the amount represented around 2% of China’s total electricity sent through the state grid and saved 32.86 million tonnes of coal, 167 million tonnes of water and 84.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The national wind power grid installed a total capacity of 62.66 million kilowatts in 2012 – an increase of 14.82 million kilowatts from the previous year.

Last year China set plans to install 100GW of grid-connected wind farms and generate 190 billion KWh of power by 2015.