China's October electricity consumption rises 6% on year to 400 bil kWh
Huaihua, Hunan (Platts)--14Nov2012/240 am EST/740 GMT
China consumed 399.8 billion kWh of electricity in October, up 6.1% year
on year, according to figures released by the National Energy Administration
Of the total, electricity consumption by the industrial sector was 295.7
billion kWh, up 5.9% year on year.
Over January-October, China consumed 4.088 trillion kWh of electricity,
up 4.9% year on year, the data said. Of this, industrial electricity
consumption accounted for 2.953 trillion kWh, up 3.2% year on year.
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In the first 10 months of the year, the working hours of China's
coal-fired power units totaled 4,084, down 296 hours or 6.8% year on year.
The working hours of hydropower units totaled 3,114, up 488 hours or 18.6%.
At the end of October, the combined design capacity of China's power
units -- each with a design power generation capacity of at least 6 MW --
rose 8.4% year on year to 1,068,500 MW. Of this, power generation from
coal-fired units was 790,790 MW, up 6.8% year on year, from hydropower units
206,320 MW,up 6.9%, and from nuclear units 12,570 MW, up 5.6% year on year.
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