Offshore Wind development plan

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 12 April 2022

In 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published the Offshore Wind Development Plan, requiring all costal regions to establish their own offshore Wind Development roadmap to 2020. The Development Plan also establishes the official baseline for offshore projects: The Inter-tidal zone for water depth of less than 5 meters, the Offshore zone for water depth of 5 to 50 m and the Deep sea zone for water depth above 50 m. The Jiangsu province first submitted its Offshore Wind Plan and, in May 2010, the National Energy Administration (NEA) initiated a first tender in Jiangsu province. The tender included two offshore projects of a 300 MW capacity each and two inter-tidal projects of a 200 MW capacity each. The NDRC added offshore wind to the list of top National Research and Development Priorities in the Renewable Energy Industrial Development Guidelines and the Chinese government announced offshore wind deployment targets of 5 GW by 2015 and 30 GW by 2020.

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