China's power generation climbed 7.8% in first 7 months
- Aug 15, 2018 12:33 pm GMT
An employee connects electrical cables atop a 30-meter-high, 110 kV power transmission tower in the
The growth was slower than the 8.3-percent expansion recorded in the January-June period.
Ongoing scorching weather and a high demand for electricity from industrial manufacturers propelled the rise in power generation.
In breakdown, thermal power saw a slight increase of 4.3 percent year-on-year in July, yet the growth rate was down 2 percentage points month on month.
The growth rate of hydroelectricity picked up its pace and expanded 6 percent year-on-year, as the average rainfall increased 18.9 percent in July.
As for new energy power, wind, nuclear, and solar power generation increased 24.7 percent, 14.2 percent, 10.9 percent year-on-year, respectively.
The power generation data was released together with other energy indicators.
The output of raw coal amounted to almost 2 billion tons in the first seven months, up 3.4 percent year-on-year.
In July, coal imports surged to 29 million tons, the highest since
Crude oil output saw a slight drop of 2.1 percent in the January-July period, reaching 109.95 million tons.
Gas output saw a 5.5 percent rise to 90.5 billion cubic meters in the first seven months this year.
Gas imports continued to grow at a high speed. From January to July,
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