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China is committed to the development of renewable energy in order to ensure the safety of national energy, according to Liu Qi, deputy director general of the National Energy Administration.

According to the State Council, wind power is currently the non-hydro renewable energy with the biggest possibility of large-scale development and is the most rapidly expanding in the world. China is developing wind power in both concentrated and distributed formats in areas abundant with wind resources, including the Northwest, North China and the Northeast.

As China's offshore wind industry moves from demonstration projects to large-scale construction, it is predicted that China's total wind turbine installed capacity will be 100 million kW, including 5 million kW offshore by 2015.

At the end of 2012, Longyuan Wind Power completed a 150 MW offshore wind demonstration project, making it China's largest offshore wind farm to achieve grid integration. Phase II of the project will see 100 MW of installed capacity with 26 sets of wind turbines -- in addition to the 34 installed in Phase I -- including the largest wind turbine in Asia. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

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