Wind China

The Wind China project has built over 66 wind turbines allowing the Yunnan region in China to decrease its coal usage.



Despite recent energy transformation measures initiated by the government, China is very dependent on coal for electricity generation. Coal is the main source of electricity production, representing 70% of the electricity mix (Source: IEA).

The effects of this situation are dramatic for climate change because GHG emissions continue to increase as the demand for electricity grow in the country. Burning coal also results in dreadful outdoor air pollution leading to respiratory diseases and a very high number of pollution-related deaths.

The Wind China project aims to develop and maintain wind farms to generate clean renewable electricity as an alternative to coal.



Aligning with

the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Sustainable energy will be produced in the area, avoiding coal production. 66 turbines have been built with an individual capacity of 1,500 KW.

SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Local and stable jobs will be created for the construction and maintenance of the site.

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

This project will diversify the region’s energy mix and reduce associated carbon emissions by 1,032,808 tCO2e.

The result

  • Construction and maintenance of 66 wind turbines with capacity of 1,500kW each, for a total of 99 MW installed.
  • 214,020 MWh injected in the grid each year, equivalent to the consumption of 54,500 people.
  • Economic and social development in communities provided by job creation (+15), professional training and access to clean, local electricity.
  • Reduction of air pollution in the region with the decrease of coal usage to produce electricity: 1,032,808 tCO2e reduced compared to electricity produced by coal.

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