China Waste 20 Percent of Wind Power Generated in 2015

Energy wastage on wind farms in China worsened in 2015, as plunging utilization rates kept 33.9 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) from being delivered to the grid, the energy regulator said, the equivalent of a fifth of total generated wind power.

Average utilization rates last year fell 165 hours from 2014, the regulator said, calling for tougher measures to cut wastage, as China works to boost grid capacity and convince transmission firms to give priority to renewable energy.

“Restrictions on power caused by waste wind have already become a major problem impacting the healthy development of the wind power sector,” the National Energy Administration said on its website.

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