Envision Group helps bring cities in China to net zero

Last updated: 2 August 2023

Envision Group is one of China’s leading green technology companies, and among the world’s top wind turbine suppliers. More recently, it has supported local governments in China achieve carbon neutrality, in line with China’s national 2060 target. In 2020 Envision Group began discussions with the government of Inner Mongolia to develop a Net Zero Industrial Park in the cities of Ordos and Baotou. Ordos is the world’s largest city-economy powered by coal, and currently produces around 16% of China’s coal. As a result, Ordos is under enormous pressure to transition to clean power sources, while ensuring energy access and power system flexibility. The Net Zero Industrial Park planned by Envision is the first of its kind in China. It will be used to generate green hydrogen that will reduce Ordos’ coal consumption in industry (currently planning 10 x 1,000Nm3/h electrolysers), and lay the foundation for the production of synthetic biomaterials. The Park will also include an 8 GWh/year plant for energy storage and batteries, with phase one of three due to be completed at the end of 2021. A smart grid will co-ordinate the use and distribution of renewable energy. The project aims to further reduce emissions by replacing 330 000 trucks for coal transport with EV trucks. These will cut 30 million tons of GHG emissions per year, and save RMB 30 billion in operation costs. By drawing on 100% locally sourced renewable energy at 5 TWh/year (80% direct supply), the Industrial Park’s operations would be net zero.  

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