China gets go-ahead for 6GW onshore wind farm in Mongolia

It could be the world’s largest onshore wind project.

China’s State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) got the go-ahead for a 6GW onshore wind project in Inner Mongolia worth $6.2b, Recharge News reports. SPIC said the project will be the world’s largest.

The Ulanqab wind project will sell power with no subsidies. The report adds that it will compete with coal-fired power’s price benchmark in the region at $41.26/MWh.

The renewables director of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), Liang Zhipeng, said zero-subsidy wind is feasible in some regions of the country, especially pointing to projects in Ulanqab – the “wind capital of China.”

According to SPIC, it is ensuring grid transmission for the project. The State Grid revealed plans to build 12 new ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission grids, including one from western Inner Mongolia to Shanxi.

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