World's Highest-Altitude Wind Power Project in Tibet Completion and Details

TapTechNews July 11th news, according to CCTV and Xinhua News Agency reports, the world's highest-altitude wind power project under construction - the first wind turbine hoisting operation of the Datang Tibet Basu 100-megawatt guaranteed grid-connected wind power project has been completed.

According to the official introduction, the altitude of the wind turbine foundation of this project reaches 5190 meters, the highest altitude of the plant area is 5200 meters, and the altitude of the nacelle installation position reaches 5300 meters. With an installed capacity of 100 megawatts, it is the largest single-unit wind power project under construction in Tibet and also the highest-altitude and largest single-unit wind power project under construction in the world at present.

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TapTechNews found out that the project is located in the territory of Bangda Town and Kawabaiqing Township in Basu County, with a total investment of about 715 million yuan. The wind turbine generators are arranged on the continuous ridge and cover an area of 50,000 mu (about 33.33 square kilometers).

The hub center height of the wind turbine of this project is 110 meters, the diameter of the impeller is 195 meters, and the maximum swept area of the blade is more than 30,000 square meters, which is equivalent to the area of more than 4 standard football fields. Under the full-generation wind speed, each rotation of a single unit can generate 9.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

The official said that the project plans to install 20 wind turbines with a single-unit capacity of 5 megawatts and is expected to be fully completed and put into production by the end of October this year.

After the project is constructed and put into production, it is expected that about 236 million kilowatt-hours of green energy can be produced annually, which is equivalent to saving 75,300 tons of standard coal, and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 188,200 tons, sulfur dioxide emissions by about 639.97 tons, and soot emissions by about 3,433.24 tons.