Jiangsu makes great strides in wind power development

Jiangsu has made great strides in wind power development and the installed capacity of its offshore wind farms reached 4.64 million kilowatts, 70 percent of the country’s total, said Xu Jun, head of the office to promote manufacturing in the Jiangsu Department of Industry and Information Technology.

Wind power facilities in Dafeng district of Yancheng. Photo/CFP

At the 13rd China (Jiangsu) International Wind Power Industry Development Summit, Xu said the province’s installed wind power connected to the grid had reached 11.1 million kilowatts by the end of June and the offshore wind power has taken the national lead for many years in a row.

The global wind power industry is facing accelerated adjustment and changes in industrial chain and supply chain. In recent years, Jiangsu has given priority to building 13 advanced manufacturing clusters, including one for the new energy equipment. This year, Jiangsu will make over 50 industrial chains more resilient and competitive. Meanwhile, digital transformation and application of smart technologies also help improve the province’s wind power industrial chain.

As an example, Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries has established the remote-control system to facilitate the digital transformation, which can also improve management and production efficiency.

The company’s vice president Shi Xiaoyue said an independently developed power control system helps cut the energy consumption of the entire production line. Only by improving technical capabilities, it is possible for a company to win the market, said Shi.

Jiangsu is a strong province in science and technology, and many achievements can be applied in the wind power industry to create new opportunities, according to Shi.