New energy drives Hanggin Banner's development

Updated: 2023-03-16 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

In recent years, Hanggin Banner in the city of Ordos, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has fully implemented the "new energy +" strategy.

Hanggin Banner focuses on promoting the transformation of green power, and promoting the construction of new energy projects, such as large-scale wind power and photovoltaic power generation bases.

As of the end of 2022, Hanggin Banner had 17 new energy projects under construction, with a total investment of 21.14 billion yuan ($3.04 billion) and a total energy production scale of 3.44 million kilowatts.

The scale of Hanggin Banner's newly-built energy power generation projects reached 2.91 million kW, photovoltaic power generation came in at 1.78 billion kWh, and wind power generation hit 1 billion kWh.

A photovoltaic and sand control project in the Kubuqi Desert, the seventh largest of its kind in China, is a good example of how Hanggin Banner is developing its new energy sector.

According to Li Ting, the technical manager of the Engineering Technology Department of Yili Kubuqi Desert Business Group, the project started construction in early October 2022 and is scheduled to be handed over by the end of 2023.

The project will have an operating area of about 80,000 mu (5,333.33 hectares) and a total investment of about 3.8 billion yuan.

This project is the largest photovoltaic sand control base in the country that can realize power generation through photovoltaic solar panels.

Additionally, the room under the panels can be used to cultivate plants and breed poultry.

This multifunctional project will not only generate power and fix sand in place, but it will also allow locals to earn extra income through agriculture.