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China Starts Round 2 of Massive Desert Renewable Energy Build

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China is starting the second round of projects in its massive desert renewable build-out just months after President Xi Jinping unveiled the scheme.

The National Energy Administration has asked provinces to submit a list of the second batch of projects by Dec. 15, according to a report from China Wind Power News, citing an NEA notice. Each individual project must be at least one gigawatt in capacity, with construction starting in 2022 and finishing by 2023, although some grid connections can be delayed until 2024, according to the report.