China to see power supply and demand in tight balance this summer

08:48, July 09, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

China's power supply and demand will be in a tight balancing act this summer as the hot weather pushes up electricity demands, Zhang Guobao, head of the National Energy Administration, said Thursday.

Zhang, who is also the vice minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planning body, said at a conference that the country's power generation has jumped quickly since July, with daily electricity generation reaching 12.5 billion kilowatt-hours.

According to data from the National Power Dispatch and Communication Center, the nation's daily power generation reached a record 12.9 billion kilowatt-hours on July 5, up 6 percent from the past record which occurred on July 21 last year.

But with increased hydropower production and sufficient coal stockpiles at power plants, China's electricity supply would meet basic needs, Zhang said.

China's hydropower output gained 29.4 percent in June to reach 7.15 billion kilowatt-hours, easing pressure on coal supply and contributing 33.9 percent of the country's power generation growth, according to a statement posted on the NDRC's website.

The statement also said that as of July 4, the country's 429 major power plants had 58.07 million tonnes of coal stockpiles, enough for 18 days of use, an increase of 2 days compared with the end of May.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion