Northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region saw a surge in wind power generation in January, but curtailments increased slightly.
In January, the region's wind power generation reached 3.76 TWh, surging 134.01% on the year; wind accounted for 11.05% of its total power generation of 34.05 TWh, which increased 15.56% on the year, data from the regional development and reform commission showed.
The wind's curtailment rate rose 0.6 percentage points on the year to 95%, data showed. The time of wind unit utilization averaged 160 hours in January, up 61 hours on the year. The time of all types of power generation averaged 328 hours, a rise of 12 hours year on year.
By the end of January, Xinjiang has a total wind installed capacity of 23.55 TW, accounting for 22.7% of total power generation capacity.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Harry Huo)
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