How to implement a wind power project in China?-Management procedure and model study

Zhen Yu Zhao*, Rui Dong Chang

*Corresponding author for this work

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To increase the supply of electricity and reduce environmental pollution, China has made an effort to boost the renewable energy. As a renewable energy, wind energy has been maintaining a rapid growth over the last ten years. China has the largest construction market for wind power in the world, so it attracts many local and foreign investors. However, because of the lack of a full understanding of China's complicated administrative procedure for wind power projects, many foreign investors have encountered difficulties when trying to enter the Chinese wind power market. According to the relevant laws, regulations, policies and project practices, this paper puts forward a main management procedure model for Chinese wind power projects as well as four subdivided process models, including the Project Approval Process, the Land Application Process, the Design Process and the Licensing and Construction Process. And then the administrative requirements, milestones and main points of works are identified and analyzed within the framework of the four processes. The results open a window through which both the local and foreign investors can perceive a panoramic procedure for wind power project construction in China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-958
Number of pages9
JournalRenewable Energy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


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