China’s idled wind projects seen to fall in 2013 - report
Sep 9, 2013 - The rate of idled wind turbines in China for 2013 could slip for the first time since 2010 as project development is slowing down and developers are choosing sites with good grid capacity, Bloomberg said today.
uo Yanheng, deputy director of the National Renewable Energy Engineering Information Centre, told the business news provider in an interview that the rate of idled wind parks could decrease to 12% a year in 2013 from 17% a year ago. In the first six months of 2013, around 10% of China’s wind parks were idled, which is two percentage points less than a year earlier.
Michael Parker, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Sanford C Bernstein & Co told Bloomberg that the rate of curtailment could fall to the low single-digit level in 2015 due to improving transmission capacity.
In 2013, China is forecast to install 13 GW of wind capacity, 6% less than in the prior year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects.
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