The capacity of China’s wind installations will surpass the 60GW mark by year end and is on the way to being the country’s third largest power source in 2013, said Liu Qi, deputy director of China’s National Energy Bureau (NEB) speaking at China Wind Power 2012.
This will make wind power the third largest power source in China, after thermal power and hydropower. By the end of June, China had 52.58GW of wind turbines connected to the grid.
Despite this, China’s wind companies have all been struggling this year as installations were slowed by the government as a result of grid-access issues. Referring to this, Liu said that China would strive to promote sustainable development of the industry.