Three Gorges plans wind farms in Myanmar

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China’s state-owned Three Gorges Corporation is surveying possible locations for wind farms in the western coastal regions of Myanmar, where it expects to be eventually able to produce over 1GW. Three Gorges and Thailand’s Gunkul Engineering have recently agreed with the Burmese goverment to launch feasibility studies and expect to be building farms by 2015. A total capacity that might surpass 4GW wouldn’t hurt a country where less than a third of the population has access to electricity. The plans go back to 2011. Three Gorges owns 21% of Portuguese utility EDP and 49% of its renewables subsidiary EDPR.