World's Largest Wind Power Project to Be Launched in Beijing

October 03, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

A large wind power project will be launched this October in Beijing, China, and city residents may start using wind-generated electricity within two years. The total installed capacity of the plant is designed at 400,000 kW with 2 billion kWh in annual generation capacity. It will mainly serve the power grids in Beijing, Tianjin and Tangshan City of Hebei Province, according to a report released by the municipal government.

The Guangting plant will be constructed over two phases. The first phase involves 200,000 kW, and is expected to be finished in 2006 with an annual generation volume of 1 billion kWh. The second phase will house the remaining 200,000 kW, and is to be completed in 2008. The total annual power output will be 2 billion kWh, solely for purchase by the East Grids.

The Guangting wind power plant will be located in sites at the Wolf Mountain in Hebei Province and on the coast along the Guanting Water Reservoir, 80 km away from the city center. The plant will be 6 km long from north to south and 14 km wide from east to west.

The Xingfengda Technology Group, the project builder, is also currently in negotiations with the Organizing Committee for the 29th Olympiad regarding providing wind power to the Olympic Games in 2008.