Northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, boasting rich wind and solar energy, saw its clean energy power generation hit a new high of 84.45 TWh last year, accounting for 24% of the region's total power generation, according to a report by Xinhua News Agency.
Wind, photovoltaic and hydropower generation respectively was 43.56 TWh, 14.96 TWh and 25.93 TWh, showed data from Xinjiang branch of State Grid Corp of China.
In 2020, the utilization rate of new energy in the region stood at 91.14%, the highest level in the country's 13th "Five-Year Plan" period. The region's newly-added wind power generation capacity was 5.8 GW last year, taking over 50% of the newly-stalled capacity.
As of January 18, Xinjiang's installed power capacity surpassed 100 GW with new energy installed capacity over 35.61 GW, accounting for above one thirds of the region's total and ranking first among northwestern provinces.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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