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China's installed capacity of electric power reaches 713 mln kilowatts
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14:16, January 14, 2008

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China's installed capacity of electric power reached 713 million kilowatts at the end of 2007, up from 622 million kilowatts in 2006, maintaining an overall balance of supply and demand, the country's electricity council said on Sunday.

After two generating units with a capacity of one million kilowatts in Tianwan nuclear power plant went into operation, the installed capacity of nuclear power rose to 8.85 million kilowattsat the end of 2007. Tianwan nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear power station in Asia, is located in the city of Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province.

The country's installed capacity of hydropower and thermal power climbed to 145 million and 554 million kilowatts, both up more than 10 percent year-on-year.

Wind power capacity doubled to 4.03 million kilowatts.

Source: Xinhua

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