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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday. Power from wind, solar and hydro plants is often wasted as there is not enough transmission capacity to absorb it, leading to high curtailment rates, especially in northwestern China.The NEA said in a statement that the utilisation rate of hydro-power plants in the southwestern provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan should reach around 90 percent by 2017.It expects the wind power curtailment rate to drop to about 30 percent ...

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 14:08 IST