Mongolia has huge wind and solar resources. With large areas of Class I and Class II wind, the technical potential for wind power was estimated by NREL in 2001 to be in excess of 1TW.
The Mongolian government is committed to exploiting the country’s rich renewable energy resources in order to meet the rapidly growing energy demand and to improve energy security, and in 2007 the Renewable Energy Law was adopted, introducing a feed-in-tariff for wind power. Additionally, the government’s National Renewable Energy Programme for the period 2005-2020 has a target of 20-25% share of renewable energy of total electricity production by 2020, which makes Mongolia one of the most strategic and most ready of the emerging wind markets in East Asia. The FIT, combined with the good wind resource, is already attracting wind developers, with the 50MW ‘Salkhit Wind Farm’ project in operation since 2013; the second project, the ‘Tsetsii Wind Farm’, is now under construction in the Gobi Area. There are dozens of other projects in the pipeline and are in varying stages of development.
Join us in Ulaanbaatar on 5 May at the 8th National Renewable Energy Forum, for a full day of dialogue and presentations to gain a better understanding of the real opportunities currently available in Mongolia. GWEC is a co-partner of this event, led by the Mongolian Wind Energy Association and supported by the Ministry of Energy, the Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia, the Global Green Growth Institute, and under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia.
Sponsorships are available for this event. Please enquire at [email protected]. GWEC members benefit from a 20% discount on sponsorship and entrance fees.