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A Gust of Growth in China Makes 2020 a Record Year for Wind Energy

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/21/2021, Location: Asia

The 2020 new wind power capacity figures for China, released yesterday by the National Energy Administration (NEA), are truly formidable. The NEA announced that a staggering 71.7 GW of new wind capacity was installed last year – more than double China’s previous annual growth record and far exceeding GWEC’s Q3 2020 expectations.

Ben Backwell, CEO at GWEC commented: “Wind companies and industry-watchers have been reacting to these figures with a combination of surprise and awe. Ten years ago, when annual global wind installations of wind totalled just 39 GW in 2010, it would have been unfathomable to see this volume contributed by a single market. Yet, China’s wind installations figures are yet another testament to the resilience of the wind energy sector amid COVID-19, as well as the growth possibilities when scale and policy commitment are jointly applied”.

It should be noted that the 71.7 GW figure represents the total grid-connected capacity in China in 2020, and not necessarily the year in which wind turbines were installed. The Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), a GWEC member, estimates that 26.3 GW of the wind power installed by the end of 2019 was actually grid connected in 2020, and this capacity was thus included in the NEA’s 2020 figures. Excluding this latent volume, the new grid connected wind power capacity for 2020 in China would total 45.4 GW.

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