BUSINESS China's renewable energy generation maintains growth in 2020

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China's renewable energy generation maintains growth in 2020

Global Times

10:51, January 31, 2021

Photo shows the Pingjing photovoltaic (PV) power station and Dahaizi wind power station in Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (File photo: Xinhua)

China's renewable energy generation rose 8.4 percent year on year to 2.21 trillion kWh in 2020, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Saturday.

By the end of last year, the total national installed capacity of renewable energy generation had hit 934 million kilowatts, up 17.5 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, the country wasted less renewable energy in 2020 amid a rising utilization rate, according to the NEA.

The utilization rate of hydropower came in at 96.61 percent last year, up 0.73 percentage points year on year, while the average utilization rate of wind power reached 97 percent, up 1 percentage point year on year.

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