An ambitious target for China to reach over 60GW of grid integrated wind projects by the end of this has been voiced. Liu Qi, deputy director of the National Energy Bureau (NEB) of China, made the declaration during a speech at the China Wind Power 2012 event held in Beijing earlier in November.
Lately it has been well reported, by bodies such as Bloomberg, that the development of Chinese wind projects has slowed. This is mainly due to the inability of the country’s current electricity grid to meet rquirements to absorb the additional energy. Liu did also refer this problem in the speech also, pledging that the country will strive to improve its electric power system.
Windpower Monthly reported that by the end of June 2012 the country had 52.58GW installed capacity and if the target is met, wind power will be the third largest source of power in China.