The country is expected to add installed power capacity by 120 GW this year, the CED estimated in a report released at the briefting.
By the end of 2018, China's total installed capacity for electricity could reach 1.9 TW, it said.
Of that, installed non-fossil generating capacity would reach around 760 GW, accounting for 40% of the total, while that of coal-fired units could reach 1.02 TW, taking 53.6% of the nation's total, 1.5 percentage points lower than that in end-2017.
During 2018, utilization of power generating units across the country is anticipated to reach 3,710 hours.
In 2017, China's total installed power capacity increased by 7.6% year on year to 1.8 TW. Of that, non-fossil capacity accounted for 38.7% at 690 GW, edging up 2.1 percentage points from the year prior.
During the same period, the country added 133.7 GW of new power capacity, with non-fossil capacity standing at 89.9 GW.
(Writing by William Gao Editing by Harry Huo)
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