Tibet is a key part of China’s plans to increase its renewable capacity, given its unique topography, which is well suited for wind, solar, and geothermal power installations.

China’s National Climate Centre found that the region has enough sites with a reliably strong wind to power 600GWof turbines, with another 420GW possible in parts of the plateau in neighboring regions including Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Xinjiang.

With its wind turbine generators built at altitudes of 5,000 to 5,200 meters, the Comai Trigu Wind Farm in Trigu Township of Comai County is the highest of its kind in the world. Belonging to China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), it is the first wind power project that has been connected to the major power grid of Tibet, with a total installed capacity of 22 megawatts.

Data shows that wind farms and solar power plants across the country have seen their total installed capacity exceeds 700 million kilowatts, with 120 million kilowatts newly installed in 2022.

According to power-technology/ cgtn