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China grants more wind farm approvals to meet targets

China‘s National Energy Administration has approved more wind farms as it seeks to ease grid bottlenecks.

The country is aiming to achieve 100 GW of wind energy by 2015 in a bid to improve grid capacity. The government agency has approved 28.7 GW to be installed over the next two years, up from 27.5 GW in 2012.
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The company made a statement on its website confirming the move.

Since 2011, the NEA has required local authorities to seek its approval before adding capacity after new plants clogged grids.

The approved plants, which include four pilot projects totalling 750 MW, will probably be developed from 2015 onwards, reports Bloomberg.

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