Potential for Wind-Generated Electricity in China

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Title: Potential for Wind-Generated Electricity in China
Author: McElroy, Michael Brendon; Lu, Xi; Nielsen, Chris; Wang, Yuxuan

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Citation: McElroy, Michael B., Xi Lu, Chris P. Nielsen, and Yuxuan Wang. 2009. Potential for wind-generated electricity in China. Science 325(5946): 1378-1380.
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Abstract: Wind offers an important alternative to coal as a source of energy for generation of electricity in China with the potential for substantial savings in carbon dioxide emissions. Wind fields derived from assimilated meteorological data are used to assess the potential for wind-generated electricity in China subject to the existing government-approved bidding process for new wind farms. Assuming a guaranteed price of 0.516 RMB (7.6 U.S. cents) per kilowatt-hour for delivery of electricity to the grid over an agreed initial average period of 10 years, it is concluded that wind could accommodate all of the demand for electricity projected for 2030, about twice current consumption. Electricity available at a concession price as low as 0.4 RMB per kilowatt-hour would be sufficient to displace 23% of electricity generated from coal.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1175706
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