China's Clean Energy Capacity Continues To Expand And Power Hydropower Capacity Globally

- Aug 29, 2017-

We have learned from the national energy administration that since the 18th CPC national congress, China's energy structure has been significantly optimized, which has played an important role in promoting energy revolution and protecting the ecological environment.By the end of last year, renewable energy generation capacity reached 570 million kilowatts, about 35 percent of the total power generation.Non-fossil energy consumption accounted for 13.3% of total energy consumption, up 3.9 percentage points from 2010.At present, China's hydropower, wind power and photovoltaic power generation capacity have become the world's largest.

Hydropower continues to expand.Since the 18th CPC national congress, China has added about 83 million kilowatts of new hydroelectric power. It is estimated that the total installed capacity will be approximately 340 million kilowatts at the end of 2017, with annual capacity exceeding 1.1 trillion KWH.In the past five years, China began to build and put into production a large hydropower station with more than 3 million kilowatts, such as jinsha river valley, xiangjiaba, etc.Among them, xilodu hydropower station is the third largest installed in the world.

Wind power leads the world.Since 2012, China has been the world's largest new wind power generating capacity for four consecutive years.By the end of last year, the cumulative capacity of wind power was 8758gw, making it the third largest source of electricity after coal and hydropower.

Photovoltaic power generation expands rapidly.Since 2013, more than 10 million kilowatts of new capacity have been added in four consecutive years.At the end of last year, China's photovoltaic power generation capacity reached 77.42 million kilowatts, maintaining the world's no.1 for two consecutive years.

While the rapid development of renewable energy, China has also accelerated the pace of traditional clean and efficient use of energy.

The upgrading and transformation of coal - power energy conservation and emission reduction has been steadily promoted.By the end of last year, it had completed a total of 450 million kilowatts of ultra-low emissions and 4.6 gigawatts of energy conservation, accounting for 77 percent and 73 percent of the 2020 target.At the same time, the clean and efficient utilization of coal has been significantly improved.In Quito joint development of ultra-supercritical power generation, coal and other advanced power generation technology, on the basis of China's thermal power unit power supply coal consumption has reached an average of 321 grams BiaoMei/KWH, of which 660-1000 mw ultra-supercritical power generation unit total installed already amounted to 100 million kw, the highest in the world.New type of coal gasification, direct liquefaction, and coal - making alkenes have also reached the international leading level.

Significant progress was made in energy substitution in all fields.In order to adapt to the gradual popularization of new energy vehicles, China has accelerated the development of the charging infrastructure industry.By the end of April, the country had built 171,000 public charging posts.Among them, the intercity high speed quick filling station to accelerate construction, has formed "six vertical six horizontal two ring" pattern.

The quality of refined oil has been upgraded.From January 1 this year, China's comprehensive supplier of motor vehicles with five standard vehicles has been improved, and the emission of air pollutants has been reduced effectively.