Regional Workshop on Large Scale Wind Power Integration

The rapid increase in global wind-power uptake has resulted in a sharp decline in costs, further reinforcing demand. This virtuous cycle, supported by increased environmental concern, is taking place at a time when many Asian countries are increasing renewables in their energy mix. Training focused on lessons learnt from countries that have already increased their share of wind energy as part of their primary supply. About 90 government officials and experts from 10 developing member countries participated in the workshop, which concluded with a site visit to a major wind farm in Zhangbei County, Zhangjiakou Municipality, Hebei Province. The training covered wind-energy technologies, pricing schemes, and regulatory issues, as well as energy-security concerns, and grid integration.