The biggest offshore wind farm in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) is now fully operational, the People’s Daily reports.
Its operator, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), said the venture in Huizhou had the capacity to generate more than 3 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) each year.
That’s a win for renewable energy. CGN’s general manager Gao Ligang said that energy generated by the new plant would significantly reduce the GBA’s reliance on coal and prevent the release of around 2.35 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
It will achieve this via 104 wind turbines installed off central Guangdong’s coast.
The plant was developed in two phases and construction kicked off in 2020. The first phase was completed in 2021, the second phase in December 2023.
China aims to become carbon neutral by 2060 but experts believe that the GBA will achieve that goal 10 years ahead of the rest of the country.