Xin­jiang sees growth in re­new­able en­ergy out­put

Global Times US Edition - - BIZUPDATE -

North­west China’s Xin­jiang Uygur Au­tonomous Re­gion has seen a surge in elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion from clean en­ergy.

Ac­cord­ing to State Grid Xin­jiang Elec­tric Power Co, wind and so­lar power gen­er­ated 27.81 bil­lion and 9.07 bil­lion kilo­watt hours (kwh) of elec­tric­ity, re­spec­tively, in the first nine months of 2018 in the re­gion.

With abun­dant wind and so­lar re­sources, Xin­jiang is a pi­o­neer in us­ing new en­ergy in China, with an in­stalled new-en­ergy ca­pac­ity hav­ing ex­ceeded 27 mil­lion kilo­watts so far.

China’s re­new­able en­ergy is quickly de­vel­op­ing. The Na­tional En­ergy Ad­min­is­tra­tion said the to­tal in­stalled re­new­able en­ergy ca­pac­ity had reached 650 mil­lion kilo­watts by the end of 2017, up 14 per­cent from 2016. Re­new­able en­ergy gen­er­ated 1.7 tril­lion kwh of elec­tric­ity last year, ac­count­ing for 26.4 per­cent of the coun­try’s to­tal. Xin­hua

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