Wind power generation in China: Understanding the mismatch between capacity and generation


Journal Article

The Chinese government has made an important effort to diversify the country's energy mix and exploit different sources of renewable energy. Although China's installed wind power capacity has experienced a dramatic expansion over the past five years, electricity generation from wind power has not increased as expected. This paper aims to present the current status of wind generation in China and analyze the causes of the large discrepancy between installed capacity and generation. We find that this is mainly caused by the inadequacy of the power transmission grid, the absence of economic incentives to transmission and backup generation providers, and the lack of a generation-based renewable portfolio standard. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, M; Patiño-Echeverri, D; Yang, F

Published Date

  • May 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 /

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 151

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-1481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.renene.2011.10.013

Citation Source

  • Scopus