China Xinjiang renewable power curtailment scales down in Jan-Oct Production & Sales,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Solar 2017-12-07 17:17:00

Northwestern China's Xinjiang autonomous region has obtained great achievements in controlling curtailment of renewable electricity in the first ten month.


Over January-October, Xinjiang's idling wind power stood at 11.28 TWh, accounting for 29.2% of all wind power generation, compared with 40.4% a year ago. 

Photo – windmills are spinning in the Gobi Desert in Xinjiang

Solar power curtailment decreased to 2.36 TWh or 21.0% of the total solar power in the months, compared with 31.3% of total the year prior.


In October, wind wastes totaled 1.08 TWh, or 29.0% of the total, down from 40.9% a year earlier; solar wastes totaled 200 GWh or 17.4%, down from 45%.


By end of October, operating installed power generation capacity totaled 80.57 GW – wind 18.35 GW (22.8%), solar 9.08 GW (11.3%) and hydro 6.51 GW (8.1%). All clean and renewable power capacity has made up 42.2% of the total capacity of the region.


In the first ten months, utilization of renewables power generation unit was seen higher than the same period last month. Hydro unit utilization time averaged 3,288 hours, up 310 hours from a year ago; wind average stood at 1,574 hours, rising 274 hours; solar, 1,064 hours, up 192 hours.


In October, unit utilization time of all energies, including coal, water, wind and solar, averaged 261 hours, up 18.6 hours from a year ago.


Wind unit utilization time averaged 150 hours, up 6.3 hours from last October; solar average increased 37.4 hours to 111 hours; hydro, up 41.2 hours year on year, at 331.7 hours.

(Writing by Alex Guo   Editing by Tammy Yang)
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