Qinghai Province, located in northwest China, has made significant strides in its clean energy capacity. In 2023, the province’s installed clean energy capacity surpassed 51 million kilowatts, accounting for 93 percent of its total installed power capacity. This represents an increase of 9.8 million kilowatts from the previous year, according to statistics released at the annual session of the Qinghai Provincial People’s Congress.
Qinghai’s total installed power capacity stood at 54.97 million kilowatts at the end of 2023, as shown by data from the province’s energy administration. Notably, the province’s new energy power generation surpassed its hydropower generation for the first time last year, becoming its largest power source.
Qinghai is located on the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau and is home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow, and Lancang rivers. The province is an important clean energy production base in China, known for its rich water, solar, and wind power resources.
Looking ahead, Qinghai has ambitious plans to further expand its clean energy capacity. This year, the province plans to connect three groups of large-scale new energy bases to the grid and promote the construction of hydropower stations and wind power projects. It aims to add more than 15 million kilowatts to its installed clean energy capacity.
These developments demonstrate Qinghai’s commitment to clean energy and its role as a leader in this field. The province’s continued investment in renewable energy sources will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future.