Zhaoyuan Zhangxing Wind Project, China
Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province, China
Funder and supplier
CGN Wind Energy Limited
Traditionally, electricity in China’s Shandong Province has been supplied by fossil fuel-fired power plants, mainly relying on shale oil and coal. However, with its expanding economy and population, the energy demand is increasing. Meeting this with traditional methods would release high levels of carbon dioxide and other harmful air pollutants, including sulphates and nitrates, into the atmosphere. These pollutants pose a high risk to the health of local communities.
The Zhaoyuan Zhangxing Wind Project is located on China’s eastern coast, close to the YellowSea. The project's 33 wind turbines harness strong prevailing coastal winds to generate clean, renewable electricity.
Both carbon emissions and local air pollutants are reduced thanks to the project as electricity generated by fossil fuel-fired power plants is replaced with clean, renewable energy.
On average, more than 180,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide are mitigated each year by the wind project.