CHINA China's Jan.-Feb. power generation grows faster

CHINA

China's Jan.-Feb. power generation grows faster

Xinhua

16:59, March 14, 2018

China's power generation saw faster growth in the first two months this year, with electricity from clean energy sources expanding at a rapid pace, official data showed Wednesday.

In the January-February period, power production rose 11 percent, 4.7 percentage points faster than the same period in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

The 11-percent growth was also the highest since August of 2013, according to the NBS.

VCG21gic9551931.jpg

(Photos: VCG)

Electricity from thermal power plants, which accounts for 77 percent of all the power generation, jumped 9.8 percent, 2.8 percentage points higher than the same period last year.

Electricity from hydropower plants rose 5.9 percent, compared to a 4.7-percent decrease registered for the first two month of last year.

VCG41518347019.jpg

Nuclear, wind, and solar power production surged by 17.9 percent, 34.7 percent, and 36 percent respectively, said the NBS.

The NBS also reported strong growth in the production of a number of energy sources in January and February.

Coal output increased 5.7 percent to 520 million tonnes, compared to the 1.7 percent year-on-year decline in the first two months last year.

VCG41610654740.jpg

Natural gas output rose 4.9 percent to 26.19 billion cubic meters, compared to the zero growth registered for the first two months of 2017.

Crude oil output dropped 1.9 percent, narrowing by 6.1 percentage points from the same period last year. 

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue