In late June, with the official announcement of the benchmark electricity price policy for offshore wind power, the on-grid electricity prices for intertidal wind power projects and offshore wind power projects that were put into operation before 2017 were finally determined at 0.75 yuan per kilowatt-hour (tax included) and per kilowatt, respectively. 0.85 yuan (tax included).
Compared with the international market, the on-grid electricity price of my country's offshore wind power is indeed significantly lower this time, which is the lowest price among the countries currently developing offshore wind power. The on-grid electricity prices in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Italy are basically in the range of 1.14 yuan per kWh (tax included) to 1.6 yuan per kWh (tax included). The electricity price level can play a certain supporting role in the development of the wind power industry, which can be seen from several European countries with relatively good development of offshore wind power. On the surface, the electricity price policy introduced by my country does not seem to have enough incentives for offshore wind farm developers. However, Envision Energy believes that there may be deeper considerations behind this policy:
In view of the large-scale irrational development of onshore wind power a few years ago and the subsequent major quality accidents of individual equipment suppliers, the country does not expect similar rash situations to occur in offshore wind power. If the on-grid electricity price is set too high, it may stimulate a large number of developers to enter the development of offshore wind power projects, and at the same time, it will inevitably lead to a large-scale influx of the entire industry chain into this field, which will inevitably increase the risk and hidden dangers of the quality and reliability of wind turbine equipment. After all, my country's existing offshore wind power industry chain is still not perfect, and it will take time to accumulate relevant technologies and experience. This requires all parties in the industry, especially equipment suppliers, to invest more in designing wind turbine equipment steadily. As we all know, the development of offshore wind power is more complicated than onshore, and it will encounter more problems. The uncertainty that may be faced in the future is even more difficult to predict. Developers should evaluate wind resources more carefully and comprehensively, and select wind resources. For better projects, it is necessary to carefully select equipment suppliers with excellent quality and reliability.
Although many people in the industry say that the pricing of offshore wind power grids is low, Envision Energy believes that this pricing does not mean that offshore wind power projects have no investment value. With the correct selection of wind turbines and wind farm design, attractiveness can still be achieved. internal rate of return. As the world's leading designer and manufacturer of smart wind turbines, Envision Energy has more than 5 years of experience in China's offshore wind turbine operation, and has accumulated a lot of first-hand offshore operation data. Envision EN-136/4.0MW offshore smart wind turbine is the global joint R&D team of Envision Standing on the commanding heights of European wind power civilization, it has visited thousands of failure mode cases around the world, and designed a wind turbine after introducing excellent concepts and experience from the automotive and aerospace industries. At the same time, it is equipped with Envision patented intelligent control technology, which makes this fan highly reliable, highly intelligent, and optimal in system cost. Envision EN-136/4.0MW model is the largest capacity model used in domestic batch offshore wind power projects so far, and it is also the model with the largest swept area per kilowatt among all batches of offshore wind turbines in the world. Envision will deliver 130MW offshore smart wind turbines in 2014, making it China's largest offshore wind turbine supplier in 2014. Prior to this, Envision Energy had accumulated many years of technical strength in offshore wind power. In China's earliest built intertidal wind farm - Guodian Longyuan Jiangsu Rudong intertidal 30 MW test wind farm, 9 types of models from 8 manufacturers have been installed, which is equivalent to the military parade of domestic offshore wind turbines. According to statistics, Yuanjing has ranked first in the power generation hour in the Rudong intertidal wind farm for three consecutive years, and the Yuanjing wind turbine has never replaced large parts and can be unattended. In 2013, the equivalent full-service hours were 2,830 hours, and in 2012, the equivalent full-service hours were 2,999 hours, and the availability rate reached more than 99%.
All in all, the introduction of this electricity price will have a profound impact on the development of the entire offshore wind power market in the future. Whether it is for developers or equipment suppliers, the development of offshore wind power is a field that can only succeed and cannot fail. Steady progress in the spirit of breaking the boat may be what policy makers want to see the most.