The Huaneng Group will start building China’s largest wind farm, with a 300 megawatt capacity, in June, Reuters reported. The project will use 200 wind turbines in a 100 square-km area in Fuxin city in the northeastern province of Liaoning. It is scheduled to start generating electricity before year’s end. The wind farm will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 750,000 tons and sulfur dioxide by 4,000 tons a year. The farm will produce 600 million kilowatt hours of electricity and generate US$57 million in revenues per year. Huaneng Group is the parent company of Hong Kong-listed Huaneng Power International, China’s largest electricity producer. China recently doubled its target for installed wind power capacity to 10 gigawatts by 2010. In 2007, China had about 4 gigawatts of wind power capacity, accounting for less than 0.6% of national power generation capacity.
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