800 MW Wind Farm Goes Into Production In SW China

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An 800 megawatt wind power project in Qujing City, Yunnan Province, southwest China, was linked to the grid recently, making it China’s largest installed wind farm on the plateau.

According to its developer, China’s energy behemoth State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC), the wind farm with 135 wind turbines developed on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau is a “smart” one capable of intelligent diagnosis and monitoring.

The workers in a central control room can examine the real-time state of the equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to smart sensor devices gathering data all around the place, enabling remote monitoring, control, and early warning.

According to Wang Song, a senior official at SPIC’s Yunnan branch in China in new energy development, the project is expected to generate 2.06 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which is equivalent to saving 641,000 tonnes of standard coal, reducing 1.73 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, and emitting over 1,100 tonnes of sulphur dioxide. 

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Wang also stated that around 3,000 jobs were generated during the project’s development.

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