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China approves 20.76 GW of subsidy free solar and wind power projects

Power News - Published on Fri, 24 May 2019

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Reuters reported that China approved its first batch of subsidy-free wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 20.76 GW, the country's top planning agency said that China's vow in January to launch a series of unsubsidised renewable power projects this year to tackle a payment backlog amid a decline in construction costs in the sector.

The National Development and Reform Commission also urged grid companies to sign long-term power purchase contracts with operators of the unsubsidised renewable projects, it said in a statement.

A total of 56 wind power projects, 168 solar power projects and 26 pilot distributed renewable projects in 16 cities and regions in China were approved by the NDRC.

By April, China had installed wind power capacity of 280 GW and solar capacity 130 GW, official data showed.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 24 May 2019
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