22 Nov 2010 11:40

Inner Mongolia produces 11.50 billion kWh of wind power in first 3 quarters

Shanghai. November 22 INTERFAX-CHINA - China's northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has generated a total of 11.50 billion kWh of wind power in the first 3 quarters of this year, up 101.32 percent year-on-year, according to statistics released by the Inner Mongolia government on November 22.

At the end of September, Inner Mongolia's total wind power installed capacity reached 7.78 million kW, up 99.22 percent from the same period last year, according to the government. The Inner Mongolia government has plans to increase installed capacity another 2.22 million kW over the coming year.

The region's potential wind resources exceed 150 million kW, roughly half of China's total exploitable onshore wind power. Wind power is now the second largest power generation source in Inner Mongolia, after coal-fired thermal power.