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TABLE-China April power consumption climbs 1.3 pct on year
May 14, 2015 / 9:52 AM / 2 years ago

TABLE-China April power consumption climbs 1.3 pct on year

BEIJING, May 14 (Reuters) - China's power consumption in April touched 441.5 billion
kilowatt hours (kWh), up 1.3 percent on year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on
Thursday.
    Following is a breakdown of China's power consumption and other data for April and the first
four months of the year, from the administration's website (www.nea.gov.cn).
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                             April   Y/Y chg          Jan-Apr        Y/Y chg
                         (bln kWh)     (pct)        (bln kWh)          (pct)
Total power use              441.5       1.3           1731.6            0.9
Of which:
      Residential             57.5       8.9            247.7            4.0
      Non-residential*       384.0
-Primary industry~             7.7      -4.2             24.8           -2.6
-Secondary industry          322.6      -1.3           1230.5           -0.8
Of which:
      Light industry          57.5       2.0            201.4            1.9
      Heavy industry         259.7      -1.7           1006.5           -1.3
-Tertiary industry            53.8      11.2            228.7            7.9

                                          Jan-Apr       Y/Y chg
Power plant utilisation                   (hours)       (hours)
    Average                                  1277          -111
Of which:
    Thermal plants                           1462          -158
    Hydro plants                              866            57
    Wind plants                               672            17

                                          Jan-Apr        Y/Y chg
Coal use in generation                (grams/kWh)    (grams/kWh)
                                              309           -5.8

                                          Jan-Apr
New generation capacity                      (GW)
Total                                       24.28
Of which:
     Thermal                                13.99
     Hydro                                   3.00

                                          end-Apr        Y/Y chg
Total generation capacity^                   (GW)          (pct)
Total                                    1,340.48            8.9
Of which:
       Thermal                             924.52            6.4
       Hydropower                          266.13            7.9
       Nuclear                              21.05           34.1
       Wind                                101.10           24.0

* Calculated by Reuters based on available government figures.
~ Primary industry refers to agriculture, animal husbandry, fishery and forestry.
^ Excludes units with capacity of less than 6 megawatts.

 (Reporting by Adam Rose; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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