October 6, 2017
Clean Energy Asia LLC
Opening of Tsetsii Wind Farm at
Tsogttsetsii Soum, Umnugobi Aimag, Mongolia
Project to contribute to Mongolia’s sustainable economic development
Clean Energy Asia LLC together with its shareholders, Newcom LLC and SB Energy Corp., celebrated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (hereafter “JICA”) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (hereafter “EBRD”) successful completion of the construction of 50MW Tsetsii Wind Farm in southern Mongolia on 6 October 2017.
Clean Energy Asia LLC started the construction of the Tsetsii Wind Farm in September 2016 and exactly after one year, a major milestone for the Tsetsii Wind Farm has been reached with the completion of site works including the installation of the 25 wind turbines and the construction of Tsetsii Sub-station along with 32km overhead transmission line connecting to the Central Grid of Mongolia. This significant achievement followed on the project reaching over 900,000 man-hours without lost time incident in September this year. The project was completed 3 months ahead of construction schedule and approximately 500 people worked on the construction of the project with 95% of them being Mongolian.
Clean Energy Asia LLC, established in 2012, (Head office: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, chief Executive Officer: Mr. Orchlon Enkhtsetseg, hereafter “Clean Energy Asia”), is owned by Newcom LLC, a Mongolian telecommunications and energy conglomerate and SB Energy Corp. hereafter “SB Energy”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan (the telecommunications and technology conglomerate).
Being one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries with very harsh winters, Mongolia faces considerable challenges to provide sufficient heat and electricity for its people, especially in rural areas. However, Mongolia has been identified as having the potential to be a major wind power producer and it is estimated to have more than 1,100 GW of installed generating capacity (source: Ministry of Energy, Mongolia, 2016), distributed largely in the southern and eastern regions. Thirteen Aimags have more than 20,000 megawatts of wind potential, nine Aimags have more than 50,000 megawatts of wind potential, and the Umnogobi Aimag alone has 300,000 megawatts of wind potential. The Tsetsii Wind Farm is the country’s second private wind farm which will help supply Mongolia’s power demand with clean, eco-efficient electricity by harnessing Mongolia’s vast and inexhaustible wind resources.
The 50MW Tsetsii Wind Farm in Mongolia is financed by the JICA and EBRD. It was JICA’s first overseas investment and loan project in renewable energy sector and private sector.
Clean Energy Asia LLC signed its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the National Power Transmission Grid (NPTG) in 2014. The PPA along with the Renewable Energy Law approved by the Mongolian Parliament in 2007 and the State Policy on Energy Sector approved by the Mongolian Parliament in 2015 became the foundations upon which Clean Energy Asia LLC was able to successfully complete the development of its Tsetsii Wind Farm project.
The Tsetsii Wind Farm will help contribute to sustainable economic development by reducing the amount of imported electricity and mitigate against climate change. Specifically, as a result of the project, it is estimated that approximately 230,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions will be displaced and 180,000 tons of coal and 1.2 million tons of water will be saved. Located in southern Mongolia, the Tsetsii Wind Farm will contribute further benefits in facilitating infrastructure development for railway, road and electrical infrastructure at local and national levels.
Summary of Wind Farm
|Location||Tsogttsetsii Soum, Umnugobi Aimag, Mongolia|
|Output scale||50MW: 2,000kW x 25 generators|