China's power generation rises in December

BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) - China's power generation rose 3 percent year on year to 757.9 billion kilowatt-hours in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.

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.(Photo: Xinhua)

For the whole year of 2022, total power generation increased by 2.2 percent year on year to reach 8.4 trillion kilowatt-hours, data revealed.

In breakdown, thermal power generation edged up 1.3 percent year on year in December, and hydropower output rose 3.6 percent from a year ago, NBS data showed.

Nuclear power generation expanded 6.6 percent year on year in December, while wind power output went up 15.4 percent compared to the same period last year.