BUSINESS China sees accelerated power generation growth in Jan.-April


China sees accelerated power generation growth in Jan.-April


09:08, May 24, 2021

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- China saw accelerated growth in power generation in the first four months of 2021, official data shows.

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 19, 2019 shows staff members examining solar panels on the rooftop of a local automobile maker in Huzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. New energy sources including distributed photovoltaic systems and wind farms have taken increased shares in the power supply of Huzhou since the city adopted a low-carbon development plan. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

The country's power generation increased 16.8 percent year on year in the January-April period, rising to 2.53 trillion kilowatt-hours, data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows.

The figure rose 10.9 percent compared to the 2019 level, putting average growth for the January-April period at 5.3 percent for 2020 and 2021.

In April alone, China generated 623 billion kilowatt-hours of power, up 11 percent year on year, and the average daily power generation came in at 20.77 billion kilowatt-hours.

In April, thermal power increased 12.5 percent year on year, while wind-generated power surged 21.1 percent year on year, the data shows.

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