World's Largest Ultra-High-Altitude Wind Farm Starts Operation in China

In a remarkable feat of engineering and innovation, the world's largest ultra-high-altitude wind power generation project officially commenced operations on the first day of 2024. Nestled at an elevation of 4,650 meters in Nagqu Town, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, the project marks a pioneering stride in the realm of renewable energy.

Developed by the China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy), the wind farm stands as a testament to China's commitment to sustainable and clean energy solutions. For wind projects, the term "ultra-high" applies to plants built at altitudes ranging from 3,500 to 5,500 meters, as defined by China Energy.

Boasting a formidable capacity of 100 megawatts, the wind farm is poised to supply an impressive 200 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually to approximately 230,000 residents in Nagqu City. This monumental endeavor comprises 25 wind turbines strategically arranged across an expansive area exceeding 140,000 square meters.

In preparation for the project's operation, dedicated teams from China Energy meticulously inspected the wind turbines, addressing the unique challenges posed by the extreme altitude. Qin Min, the operator of the 100MW wind power project, expressed his enthusiasm on this historic day.

"All turbines here have been debugged, and all primary equipment and collector lines have been charged as well. Today marks the first day of the new year, and I'm very happy, also very excited, looking forward to our station connecting to the grid with full capacity for power generation," stated Qin Min in an interview with the media.

The successful initiation of this groundbreaking wind power project positions China at the forefront of renewable energy advancements. As the world grapples with the urgent need for sustainable solutions, the Nagqu ultra-high-altitude wind farm stands as a beacon of hope and a symbol of progress in the pursuit of a greener future.

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