China is all set to build a 10.8 million KW wind power farm in Hami in the far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region within five years.

The local environmental protection bureau has passed the preliminary review of a 200,000KW wind power project, which will be part of China Huadian Corporation’s wind farm.

Hami’s potential wind power is estimated at 75 million KW, which accounts for 60% of Xinjiang’s total capacity, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

The Chinese Government is seeking to reduce over-reliance on electricity generated by coal, which has created a boom for more clean energy.

China also plans to build another six 10 million KW wind power farms by 2020.