Beijing to use Zhangjiakou’s wind power for heat
Beijing and Zhangjiakou are planning a joint project to use wind power for heating as a step toward controlling air pollution.
A pilot plan being launched in Yanqing county in northwest Beijing is expected to begin in 2017.
Yanqing county borders Zhangjiakou, in northwest Hebei province, where there is abundant wind power.
Beijing and Zhangjiakou are required by the National Energy Administration to coordinate related wind power generation companies, power grid sectors and heating companies to initiate a detailed and feasible implementation plan.
China’s current energy consumption mainly comes from coal. But coal burning is a main cause of air pollution, which has become a key concern for Beijing and its neighboring regions of Hebei and Tianjin.
As the development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei is integrating, the region’s areas should cooperate in making full use of clean energy for heating, the NEA said.