Wind power capacity up 60 percent in Xinjiang

URUMQI, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The installed capacity of wind power in Xinjiang jumped 60 percent annually in 2014, to about eight million kilowatts, the region's economic planner said Monday.

Wind power now provides 16 percent of Xinjiang's needs, according to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Reform and Development Commission.

Xinjiang's wind power plants last year generated 14 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, an increase of 73 percent.

The wind power reserve in Xinjiang accounts for around 40 percent of the country's total.

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