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New energy industry boosts green development in Yangquan

Updated: 2023-03-02


A wind power farm in rural Yangquan [Photo/Yangquan Daily]

The city of Yangquan in North China's Shanxi province has been making efforts to build a new green and low-carbon industrial system based on the local new energy industry. 

By the end of 2022, the installed capacity of new and clean energy in the city reached 2.22 million kilowatts, and the installed capacity of green power accounted for 31.6 percent of the total, with both numbers higher than in 2021. 

The city has introduced major industrial projects with low energy consumption, low emissions and high added value, and built a green and diversified energy supply system based on clean energy and renewable energy projects related to photovoltaics, wind power and coalbed methane. 

As the wind power and solar power are intermittent and fluctuating, the city has prioritized an energy storage system and built a demonstration project featuring the integration of new energy and energy storage. 

According to the local energy authority, this year, the city will build more wind and solar power projects, advance the pilot rooftop distributed photovoltaic projects in Yuxian county and Jiaoqu district, and accelerate the construction of independent energy storage demonstration projects.