Xizang's new high altitude wind farm is a green energy milestone

Updated: Jan 1, 2024 By Palden Nyima and Daqiong Print
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The Omatingga Wind Farm, the largest wind power project in the ultra-high altitude region of the Xizang autonomous region, is set to begin official operation on Monday morning, China Media Group reported.

Located in the Nagchu city region at an average altitude above 4,500 meters above sea level, it is said to be the world's ultra-high-altitude wind power installation.

Once connected to the grid, this project will supply the city of Nagchu with 200 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity annually, and it is expected to meet the power needs of over 200,000 residents.

On the first day of the new year, the wind farm is adorned with various festive decorations and the Chinese character for fortune as a blessing, creating a vibrant atmosphere, as described by a reporter from China News Media.

The staff began their work early in the morning with joyful expressions on their faces.

Qin Min, an operator at the Xizang Nagchu Omatingga Wind Farm of the State Power Group, expressed excitement, saying, "Now all our wind turbines have been fully tested, and the primary equipment and collector lines inside the station are already energized."

"Today happens to be the first day of the new year, and we are very happy, excited, and looking forward to the full-capacity grid connection of our station," Qin added.

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