Roaring Wind Curtailment Under China’s Economic New Normal
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Ye Qi is a researcher affiliated with Tsinghua University.

                       

Roaring Wind Curtailment Under China’s Economic New Normal

China’s energy transition from a system dominated by coal to one of the world's largest deployments of wind power is facing major challenges after China has entered the economic “New Normal” in recent years. A key phenomenon is serious wind curtailment, where potential clean wind power is abandoned and the associated environmental and climate benefits could not be fulfilled. Figure 1: Two waves of wind curtailment in China (2010-2016) Republished with permission from Elsevier China, despite having...

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