China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said last week that the country’s large-scale wind power capacity has reached 134,970 MW as of the end of April 2016, which is 33.5% 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 4.8% year-on-year to 270,030 MW at the end of last month. Over January-April, China connected approximately 2,040 MW of new HPPs.
In the first four months of 2016, the country’s total power consumption grew by 2.9% on the year to 1,809.3 TWh. In April alone, China’s total electricity demand amounted to 456.9 TWh, marking a 1.9% year-on-year increase.
The global leader in installed wind capacity plans to boost it to 250 GW as part of its 2016-2020 five-year plan on energy.