CECIC HKE Zhangbei Lvnaobao Wind Power Project
The project, a 100.5 MW wind farm (67 x 1.5 MW wind turbines), delivers annually over 241,000 MWh of renewable energy to the North China Power Grid.
This grid currently uses conventional fossil fuel based thermal power plants to meet the majority of the region’s electricity demand and has an emission factor of 1.0549 tCO2e/ MWh.
The project is sited south of the plateau of Inner Mongolia with an altitude of between 1450 to 1680 metres.
The project participant is CECIC HKE Wind Power Co., Ltd. The turbines were manufactured and assembled in China by Dongfang Steam Turbine Manufacture Co. Ltd.
Sustainability Beyond Carbon
The project’s construction generated employment opportunities for local contractors and suppliers while operation and maintenance of the turbines creates additional long term employment opportunities for skilled professionals.
By using renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions are avoided, electricity from fossil fuel power stations is displaced and waste by-products that need to be disposed of are not generated.
The project also helps reduce China’s reliance on imported fossil fuels, contributing to an increase in China’s energy security.
It also helps improve local air quality by displacing electricity generation that emits SO2 and NOx.
China’s rapid economic growth in recent years has caused a serious shortage of electricity resulting in blackouts and brownouts throughout the country. These power outages reduce economic activity and negatively affects daily life. The project helps improve the grid’s supply thereby contributing to steady and reliable economic growth in the region.
The Project is located in an area with sparse vegetation. Waste water generated during the construction was treated and reused on the construction site or as fertilizer for on-site greening. The project’s site is not a main habitat or migration route for migratory birds.
During the project’s development, stakeholder consultation was undertaken through meetings and a questionnaire and the majority of respondents were supportive of the project. Issued raised included the impacts on roads and grassed areas, noise and the area of land used. These issues were addressed in the EIA of the project.
The verification report identified that communication with local stakeholders is carried out at periodic intervals and that no negative comments have been received about the project.
Project Design, Monitoring, Validation and Verification Reports
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