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GE Energy will supply wind turbines for the first large-scale project in mainland China’s Hebei Province. The 34.5MW Shangyi Manjing Wind Farm will use 23 of GE’s 1.5MW wind turbines. Developed and owned by Guohua Energy Corporation Limited, the wind turbines are being installed on a 5km by 5km site located approximately 100km from Zhangjiakou City. Commercial operation is expected by October 2005. The Shangyi Manjing Wind Farm supports China’s national initiative that targets the creation of 20GW of new renewable energy by 2020. At the 2004 China Wind Power Summit, Huang Yicheng, president of the China Energy Research Association, noted that China alone has a potential wind power capacity of 250GW, the largest in the world. At the start of 2004, the country’s installed wind power capacity was 566MW.
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