electricity production, wind, <1MW turbine, onshore, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
D:Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply/35:Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply/351:Electric power generation, transmission and distribution/3510:Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
Reference year: 2000 - 2015

Location: CN-SC - China, Sichuan (四川)
This dataset represents the production of high voltage electricity at onshore grid-connected wind power plants with a capacity of less than 1 MW in China - Sichuan in 2012. It includes operation and maintenance expenditures as well as infrastructure inputs. Wind load hours have been adapted to local conditions (see parameters).
At the moment, the class of onshore < 1MW wind turbines is approximated with a 0.8 MW onshore wind turbine consisting of the infrastructure datasets for 'moving parts' and 'fixed parts'. Moving parts are the rotor, the nacelle, electronics, and the network connection. The tower and foundation are considered as fixed parts.
According to The Wind Power Database (2014), total installed wind capacity on-and offshore in China - Sichuan in the end of 2014 amounted to 65268.61 MW. Out of it, 1.9% were installed offshore, which are modelled with a 2 MW wind turbine. Percentages of the three onshore wind power plant classes modelled in ecoinvent referring to the total installed capacity (725 windfarms by 12/2014): <1MW 15.5%; 1-3MW 44.8%; >3MW 37.8% [Retreived from The Wind Power. 2014. Wind power and wind farms database. www.thewindpower.net, Status December 2014]. Values are valid for TOTAL China, not for this specific province. The offshore plants are located in the provinces Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shanghai, Guangdong and Shandong.
[This dataset is meant to replace the following datasets:]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Technology of a specific 800 kW wind power plant modelled with a dataset for fixed and moving parts each (the latter including the network connection). Moving parts are the rotor, the nacelle, electronics, and the network connection. The tower and foundation are considered as fixed parts.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
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