East China's Jiangsu province approved 24 offshore wind power projects with a total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts (GW), local media reported Saturday.
With a total investment of 122.29 billion yuan (around $18 billion), the projects are part of Jiangsu's 10 GW offshore wind power plan known as Three Gorges on Sea, Xinhua said, citing sources with the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co. Ltd.
The projects are expected to be completed before the end of 2020.
According to the report, China aims to build seven large-scale wind power generation bases in Gansu, Xinjiang, Hebei, Jilin, Inner Mongolia and Jiangsu provinces in 2020 in an attempt to boost clean energy consumption.
By Hale Turkes