December 19 (SeeNews) - China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said Thursday that the country’s large-scale wind power capacity has reached 142,540 MW as of the end of November 2016, which is 25.8% more than a year back.
The calculations do not include plants with capacities lower than 6 MW.
As for the county’s large-scale hydropower plants (HPP), their total installed capacity rose by 3.5% year-on-year to 285,360 MW at the end of last month. Over January-November, China connected approximately 8,970 MW of new HPPs.
In the first eleven months of 2016, the country’s total power consumption grew by 5% on the year to 5,384.7 TWh. In November alone, China’s total electricity demand amounted to 507.2 TWh, marking a 7% year-on-year increase.
China’s newest 2015-2020 energy plan envisages having 210 GW of wind power in operation by the end of the decade. Around 5 GW of that will be offshore wind parks.