Linxi Wind Farm
Country: China | Area: Chifeng, Inner Mongolia | Year of commissioning: 2011
Number of turbines: 40 | Total capacity: 100 MW | Rotor diameter: 80 m (Vestas), 87 m (Gamesa)
Annual production: 254,160 MWh | Households served: 50,000
By reference to all of China’s provinces, Inner Mongolia has the largest wind power capacity, totalling about 28.7 GW by the end of 2018.
Inner Mongolia – home to the Mongolian ethnic culture, and the starting point of Genghis Khan ’s conquest of power and surrounding territories, this autonomous region in North China is known for its endless grasslands and hospitable people. Nowadays, there is something new to see here – an increasing number of rotating wind turbine blades not only produce electric power, but also provide evidence of a green industrial revolution.
The Linxi I and Linxi II wind farms are located in Linxi county in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and have a capacity of 50 MW each.
Linxi I was fully commissioned in February 2011, and Linxi II in November 2012. The project company is jointly owned by NBT and partner Datang, one of the top state-owned power companies in China. NBT has a 49% share of the joint venture.
European wind turbines Vestas and Gamesa were procured for Linxi I and Linxi II, respectively.
One of the best locations for wind power in China, Linxi enjoys an average wind speed of about 8 m/s, resulting in a yearly production of 250 GWh.