China’s largest offshore wind farm in terms of single-unit capacity off the eastern province of Jiangsu was connected to the power grid at full capacity on Saturday.
The 134 wind turbines are located 35 km off the shore of Qidong city. Electricity generated is transmitted through undersea power cables laid by State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co. Ltd.
The Qidong offshore wind power project has a total installed power generation capacity of 802 MW.
Powergrid will be receiving a huge 2.2 billion kWh of electricity from the project. This amount of electricity is sufficient for 9,00,000 household consumption.
As of Dec. 22, the total installed capacity of wind farms off the coast of Jiangsu that is connected to the power grid had exceeded 10 GW.
The Chinese province is transforming itself. Through an energy transition, the province has plans to install new energy resources either wind or solar only. The share of wind and solar is set to rise up to 37 per cent of total installed capacity.