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CHNG Devoted to China's Clean Energy Transformation, Upgrading

Updated: November 12, 2020

China is in full swing in promoting energy transformation and upgrading. It's building a clean, low-carbon, safe and highly-efficient energy system to optimize its energy consumption structure. China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd. (CHNG) is an icon of the campaign.

The first wind blower of CHNG's Zhuanghe offshore wind farm in Dalian, Northeast China's Shenyang province, was hoisted this September. The project is scheduled to go into service in 2021 and to generate about 770 million kWh of power annually, equaling the energy produced by burning 235,000 tons of standards coal and eliminating 2,600 tons of pollutant emission.

Shu Yinbiao, chairman of CHNG, said that a part of the company's strategic plan on investing, building and operating integrated large-scale energy base in North and East China, the project plays a significant role in exploring high-altitude wind farm construction and will promote technical innovation of wind power.

So far, CHNG's Guanyun offshore wind farm, China's first rotating flow tidal offshore wind power project, and the 100,000kW Dafeng offshore wind farm, are operational. Both projects are in East China's Jiangsu province.

Construction of the large-scale wind-photovoltaic-coal-based clean energy production and transmission base in North China is now underway.

Shu said that the company's installed capacity for production of low-carbon and clean energy will account for more than half of the country's by the end of 2025.

The clean energy is scheduled to cover additional energy demands in China by 2030, according to the Strategy for Energy Production and Consumption Reform (2016-2030) released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration.

Therefore, improving energy utilization efficiency and accelerating transformation of energy structures are national focuses.

Technology and innovation are key to energy structure upgrading and transformation.

CHNG has established a company to allocate environmental protection technologies. Some of its new technologies promoted in several cities include the pre-drying and carbonizing treatment of municipal waste, sludge compression thermal hydrolysis, and the solid waste biomass-based coupled dynamos system that utilizes a circulating fluidized bed boiler.

The technologies, all with complete proprietary intellectual property rights, play a demonstrative role in transformation of traditional coal-based power generation and urban pollutant treatment.

Shu added that in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), the company will continue to support national energy security adhering to high-quality development requirements.

It will focus on development of new energy, hydropower and nuclear power to improve installed capacity generated by low-carbon and clean energy and contribute to energy structure transformation.

(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)