BEIJING – Construction will soon begin on the largest wind power station, with a total installation capacity of 200 MW, in southwest China’s Huize County in the Yunnan province, according to research released Friday by Industrial Info Resources.
Approximately $259 million is being invested in the wind power station, a joint development by the Government of Huize County and Yunnan Power Investment New Energy Development Company Ltd.
The project will be developed in several stages and zones. The first stage, which is expected to begin in March 2008, will have an installation capacity of 48 MW at an investment of about $64.9 million, the report said.
The Yunnan province has traditionally been a source of hydropower generation due to its abundance of rich water resources. The investment in the wind power station will be a breakthrough for Yunnan from its usual hydropower generation, noted Industrial Info.
“It has very important meaning for optimal allocation of resources in the province,” said an officer from the Government of Huize County.