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Xinjiang transmits more green energy in H1

URUMQI, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region transmitted a total of 28.56 billion kWh of electricity out of the region in the first half of this year, according to local authorities.

The State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power Co., Ltd. said Tuesday the amount of power transmitted out of the region increased by 16.76 percent compared to the same period last year, among which 41 percent was green energy mainly generated by wind and solar power.

The company said the power has been sent to central and eastern China provinces, including Henan and Anhui.

Last year, the outbound power transmission from Xinjiang reached 50,300 Gwh, with new energy power accounting for 35 percent, according to the company.

With abundant wind and solar resources, Xinjiang is a pioneer in using new energy in China.