Shanghai Is Building its First Wind Power Project in Garbage Dump

2009/02/03 11:54:14 China Wind Power NetWork

Shanghai is building its first wind power project in garbage dump---a breakthrough of the city in new energy utilization. It reportedly costs at RMB200, 000,000, invested by Shanghai Huagang Wind Power Co., Ltd, a company newly established jointly by Shanghai Environment Corporation and Huadian Power International CO., LTD. Shanghai Branch. After completed, the project will play an important role in economic development and environmental protection.

Building a wind power project in garbage dump is an unprecedented undertaking in China. The first-stage project covers 40,000 square meters in a garbage disposal area in Nanhui District, where there is no resident in 1 kilometer circle and the wind resource is abundant. Geographically, it is about 37, 2 miles away from the urban area.

It is said, the annual power capacity of this project is 46,960,000 KWH, generated by a number of 15 1, 5 MW-level wind power generation sets. This amount of electricity can meet the demands of nearly 80,000 households. And all the electricity generated in the first-stage will be connected to Shanghai electricity grid.

The first-stage construction of this project has been initiated in the early of 2007.The second and third-stage construction will begin in 2008. By then, as long as 40,000 meters of coastline in Shanghai will be dotted with wind power generators capable of producing 100,000 KW of electricity. Now, a methane power generation set in the underground layer is also under construction, along with solar power projects and greening that are in the pipeline. 

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