The renewable energy study works started in 1980s by the Energy Institute, under former Ministry of Fuel and Energy and has emphasized development of the renewable energy in Mongolia.
National Renewable Energy Center made the “Wind Energy Resource Map of Mongolia” with the collaboration of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of U.S. in 2001, and Mongolia’s wind power electricity generation potential is estimated at 2,550 billion kWh. With such enormous energy resources, Mongolian wind can alone power China’s current electricity needs.
Mongolia enacted the first Renewable Energy Law in 2007, and developed a Renewable Energy Program in 2010. The Program sets out the mid to long term development plans for the country, setting the goal having renewable energy share of total generation to reach 20% by 2020.