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11 Author(s)
Liping Jiang ; State Grid Energy Res. Inst., Beijing, China ; Yongning Chi ; Haiyan Qin ; Zheyi Pei
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China is a land with abundant wind resources. According to the latest official release of the national wind energy resource assessment results, 50-m-high wind energy resource potential amounts to about 2,580 GW, of which 2,380 GW is onshore and 200 GW is offshore in the 5-25-m range of water depth. The areas suitable for developing large-scale wind power include Northeast, Northwest, and North China, as well as coastal areas in the provinces of Jiangsu and Shandong, where wind power potential accounts for about 80% of the wind energy resource potential of the whole country, as shown in Figure 1. (This article does not contain the data and information of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, and Taiwan region; maps are for illustrative purposes only.).

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Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 6 )