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Wind Power Business

1. Business review of wind power

(1) Stable growth of installed capacity

In 2017, the Group newly increased 552.2 MW of consolidated installed capacity of wind power, and the accumulative consolidated installed capacity was 3,348.35 MW; the newly increased attributable installed capacity of wind power was 452.30 MW, and the accumulated attributable installed capacity was 3,023.90 MW. The newly increased commercial operation project capacity during the year was 483.05 MW, and the accumulated commercial operation project capacity was 2,878.35 MW.

As at 31 December 2017, the total designed capacity of the onshore wind power projects under construction of the Group was 506.6 MW, and the total designed capacity of the offshore wind power projects under construction of the Group was 264 MW.

(2) Increase in the utilization hours of wind farms

In 2017, the average utilization hours of the Group’s controlled wind farms were 2,392 hours, representing an increase of 197 hours as compared with 2016, 142 hours more than the average utilization hours in Hebei Province, mainly due to a higher level of utilization hours of newly operated wind farms of the Group. The Group’s controlled wind farms realized a power generation of 6.737 billion kWh, representing an increase of 46.95% as compared with 2016.

The average availability factor of the wind power generation units was 97.98%, representing an increase of 0.1 percentage point as compared with 2016.

(3) Speed up the promotion of wind resources reserves

In 2017, the Group acquired 832.1 MW newly approved capacity, and the total approved unstarted project capacity amounted to 2,434.6 MW.

During the reporting period, wind power projects with 1,147 MW of the Group were listed as national approved plans and the accumulative capacity of the Group’s national approved plans has reached 6,398.8 MW and its wind power projects are located in more than 10 provinces across China.

During the reporting period, the Group acquired 5,800 MW of new wind power agreed capacity, spreading among 14 regions including Shandong, Henan, Liaoning, Yunnan, Anhui, Gansu, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Hubei, Hunan and Hebei, etc.

(4) Active establishment of a transformation system for scientific research achievements

The Group accelerated the pace of scientific research and innovation through the building of a technological innovation system with the enterprise as the center combining production, education, research and application where various kinds of key resources will be gathered. During the reporting period, the Group was granted 8 utility model patents for new energy sector, and the “Intelligent Warehouse” of wind power based on the big data technology had completed the building of hardware system and entered the stage of debugging of software.