October 1 (Renewables Now) - Chinese wind and solar park operator Huaneng Renewables Corp Ltd (HKG:0958) said Monday it will demolish its operational 99-MW Yuntai Mountain wind farm and restore vegetation at the site in the Sanfeng Mountain National Reserve in China’s Yunnan Province.
According to the company’s securities filing, Huaneng Renewables recently received a notice from the Yunnan National Forestry and Grassland Administration, which informed of its disagreement with the local government’s 2012 decision to set aside land within the reserve for the construction of the wind farm.
The company said that after a meeting with local government authorities of the Nanhua County and the Chuxiongyi Autonomous Prefecture, it made assessments at the wind farm site in order to devise a so-called rectification plan.
Finally, the rectification plan received the government green light and the company is to complete the demolition on December 20, 2019 at the latest. The efforts to restore vegetation have to conclude before December 30, 2019.
Huaneng Renewables said that, in view of the demolition, it had taken action to explore other solutions such as rebuilding the park elsewhere, and re-using the equipment.
The Yuntai Mountain wind farm accounts for 0.77% of the company’s total installed capacity.