China 13th Wind Energy Development Five Year Plan (2016-2020)

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 17 May 2021

The 13th Wind Power Development Five Year Plan (2016-2020) was adopted by National Energy Administration on 16th of November 2016 establishing targets for wind power deployment until 2020. Targets are as follow:


Wind capacity targets (grid connected) by 2020

Onshore wind

205 GW

Offshore wind

5 GW

Total targeted installed wind capacity

210 GW

By 2020 onshore and offshore wind plants will generate 420 TWh on an annual basis, accounting for about 6% of the total generating capacity in China.

In mid-east China and South China on-grid wind installed capacity will reach more than 42 GW. Cumulative installed capacity for these two regions will reach more than 70 GW.

By the same year, the curtailment issued of the North regions of China will be solved. New installed capacity for this part of China will reach 35 GW reaching cumulative capacity of 135 GW. 

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