The Danish-Chinese Wind Energy Development Programme (WED) is a bilateral development programme with its overall objective to help China improve its technological and management capacity in wind power development, and to assist local authorities in their preparation of wind energy development plans. The programme represents an innovative approach to the delivery of bilateral technical assistance. The bearing idea behind this programme is to convey to China the experience from achieving a record high wind energy penetration in Denmark. 

Daily management of the programme is done by a Programme Management Office (PMO) hosted by Energy Research Institute (ERI) of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).


The programme comprises three main components:

1. Wind energy planning

2. Support to institutes of expertise

3. Training of stakeholders


Under component one, support is provided for the planning framework for sustainable development of large-scale wind energy at provincial level. Under component two, support is provided for the capacity building of three executing agencies to better enable them to be the driving force in the wind energy development. Under component three, support is provided for a series of training activities, with the aim that wind farms in North-eastern provinces are better developed, managed and operated. 


WED's 3 executing agencies are:

1. China Meteorological Administration (CMA)

2. China Hydropower Engineering Consulting Group Co. (CHECC)

3. China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)


WED's top decision making body is a Programme Steering Committee headed by NDRC. Further members are representatives from Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) and the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.

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