China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said Wednesday that the country’s large-scale wind power capacity has reached 113,270 MW as of the end of November 2015, which is 26.8% 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 6.4% year-on-year to 275,780 MW at the end of last month. Over January-November, China connected approximately 13,310 MW of new HPPs.
In the first eleven months of 2015, the country’s total power consumption grew by 0.7% on the year to 5,049.3 TWh. In November alone, China’s total electricity demand amounted to 465.8 TWh, marking a 0.6% year-on-year increase.
The global leader in installed wind capacity plans to double it to 200 GW as part of its 2016-2020 five-year plan on energy.