China's power generation up 2.2% in first three quarters
China Daily

BEIJING -- China's power generation rose 2.2 percent year-on-year to 6.3 trillion kilowatt-hours in the first three quarters of the year, official data showed.

A wind farm generates power for grids in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, on Aug 6. (Photo: China Daily)

In September alone, the country's power generation totaled 683 billion kilowatt-hours, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Specifically, thermal power generation climbed 6.1 percent year-on-year last month while wind power generation went up 25.8 percent from a year earlier.

During this period, solar power generation surged 18.9 percent from the same period last year, up 8 percentage points from August, the data showed.

Hydropower output, however, shrank 30 percent year-on-year in September, while the output of nuclear power edged down 2.7 percent from the previous year.