In line with growing interest in renewable energy and industry's drive for sustainability, Emerson announced it will provide integrated wind automation solutions and services to Taiyuan Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (TYHI) for three greenfield wind farms in Shanxi Province, China. Emerson's wind turbine control software will be combined with TYHI's wind turbines to deliver green energy to more than 35 million residents in Beijing and other Northern China cities, according to an announcement from Emerson.
In early June, Reuters reported that China released a new five-year plan for its energy sector, in which it aims to source 33% renewable power by 2025, an increase from 28.8% in 2020. In line with this, Reuters reports the country pledged to increase wind and solar capacity to 1,200 gigawatts by 2030, nearly doubling the current rate.
"Wind energy is an essential component of making a net zero future a reality. Our innovative wind expertise and comprehensive portfolio of wind solutions are backed by five decades of delivering value to global wind turbine owners, operators and manufacturers," said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson's power and water business, in a statement. "The result is our ability to help our customers provide the lowest-cost source of clean energy, taking an important step toward a more sustainable world."
According to Emerson's announcement, the three greenfield wind farms are expected to generate 300 megawatts of wind energy from more than 40 turbines. Emerson reports it's capabilities for this project were enhanced by its recent acquisition of Mita-Teknik, a provider of wind generation solutions. Emerson's commitments to the project include working with TYHI to develop and execute automation projects to reduce project risk and maintain the schedule. Emerson's team will also provide support startup and commissioning, as well as surveillance, alarm management and diagnostic reporting services upon operation of the sites.
The wind farms are scheduled for operation in 2023.