The goal is set for 2020.
China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) announced its major planning objectives for 2020 and intends to generate around 50% of its electricity from clean energy by 2020 up from 43%, according to Enerdata.
This 50% figure includes hydropower, gas-fired capacity and nuclear and it will be split as follows: hydropower (15%), nuclear (7%), natural gas (6%) and "other new energy" (22%) such as solar PV and wind.
"The company sets a target of 170 GW of operating power capacity by 2020, of which 25.2 GW for hydropower, 11.96 GW for nuclear, 10.71 GW for natural gas-fired capacity and 37.10 GW for other, of which around 15 GW planned for solar PV. As of 2016, SPIC reported a total capacity of 116 GW (+8.4%, versus 107 GW in 2015 and 97 GW in 2014)," Enerdata said.
This story was originally published by Enerdata.
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