The Baiyanghe wind power field in Turpan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Wang Fei)
Xinjiang transmitted 62.67 billion kWh of electricity generated by green energy between 2011 and July of this year, helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 48.88 million tons.
URUMQI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China transmitted 62.67 billion kWh of electricity generated by green energy between 2011 and July of this year, according to local authorities.
The electricity, which was mainly generated by wind and solar power, helped reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 48.88 million tonnes and sulfur dioxide by more than 60,000 tonnes, the State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power Co., Ltd. said Monday.
The installed generating capacity of wind power in Xinjiang reached 19.25 million KW, and that of photovoltaic power totalled 10.22 million KW, according to the Development and Reform Commission of Xinjiang.
Xinjiang started to transmit green energy power out of the region in 2011, and its large-scale outbound power transmission started in 2014 when a transmission project was put into operation between Hami City in eastern Xinjiang and Zhengzhou, the capital city of central China's Henan Province.