2 Sep 2010 11:57

CPI gets nod for 300 MW wind farm in Inner Mongolia

Shanghai. September 2. INTERFAX-CHINA - China Power Investment Corp. (CPI), one of the country's five largest power generators, plans to begin constructing a 300 megawatt (MW) wind power farm in Kailu County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, within the year, the company announced Sept. 1.

CPI said it recently received approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to begin constructing the farm.

The company estimated that the farm's wind turbines will be designed to work for over 2,300 hours and generate a total of 700 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. The farm is scheduled to start operation in 2013.

CPI said that power produced from the farm will be sold to the state power grid network at a rate of RMB 0.5216 ($0.077) per kWh.

Wind-rich Kailu County currently boasts 500 MW of installed wind power capacity, of which 400 MW is operational, according to the Kailu County government.