Clean Wind Energy in Northeast China

Two wind farms in the provinces of Hebei and Inner Mongolia are using the strong winds in the region to generate emission-free electricity.

The continuously increasing energy consumption of the growing population in northeastern China is covered by the North China Power Grid (NCPG). This grid mainly receives electricity from coal-fired power plants, which cause enormous amounts of CO2 emissions. To ensure a climate-friendly power supply for the region, a wind farm was built south of Guyuan in Hebei Province in 2008. With 133 turbines of 1.5 MW each, an average of 405,685 MWh of electricity are generated per year, which have been fed into the power grid since 2010. The second wind farm is located in Inner Mongolia, near the city of Xinlinguole. With 25 turbines and a total capacity of 50 MW, it generates an average of 124,000 MWh of clean electricity per year. In addition to improving air quality and saving greenhouse gases, the project has a positive impact on the economic development of the region.

How wind energy contributes to climate action

As the name suggests, wind turbines use the power of the wind to generate energy. During this process, a generator located inside the wind turbine converts kinetic energy into electrical energy. As energy is still mainly generated from fossil fuels in many areas around the world, clean wind energy can replace some of this fossil, high-emission energy and verifiably save CO2 emissions.

In most cases, the sustainably generated electricity from the wind power projects is fed into a regional power grid, which diversifies the power supply and improves energy security in regions that are frequently affected by power shortages and outages. A project often creates increased job opportunities for the local population and the area can be used for additional activities, such as agriculture. Wind power projects make an important contribution to a clean energy supply worldwide and contribute to sustainable development with respect to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Wind energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe project helps meet the region's growing demand with electricity from a free and clean resource
Decent Work and Economic GrowthJob opportunities for constructing and operating the wind park, stimulation of regional economy
Climate ActionThe project saves an average of 335,460 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologyWind energyRegionGuyuan, ChinaEstimated annual emission reductions335,460 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A