Zhegu Distributed Wind Farm’s  first wind turbine units are in  Tsomai County, Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, were connected to the grid and started operation.

Located at an altitude between 4,850 and 5,500 meters, the wind farm, with a total installed capacity of 22 megawatts, has five 2.2-MW direct-driven wind turbines and five 2.2-MW doubly-fed induction wind turbines as well as one supporting 110-kilovolt booster station.

Chengdu Engineering Corporation Limited and Sinohydro Bureau 5 Co., Ltd, both subsidiaries of Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) build this wind farm. The wind farm is a demonstration project of the country’s ultra-high altitude wind power scientific research and is expected to provide construction and operation data for development of wind power industrial technologies in ultra-high altitude areas.

Zhegu Wind farm is expected to drive local economic and social development, improve local energy structure, and promote tourism this area, which will have a positive effect on this country’s rural revitalization.

According to sasac