China Jul power generation up 0.6% YoY, NBS Production & Sales 2019-08-14 13:54:34

China saw a year-on-year increase of 0.6% in its power generation in July, which was mainly ascribed to increase of hydropower output, official data showed.

The country generated a total 657.3 TWh of electricity in July, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on August 14.

The figure was 12.67% higher than the month-ago level, data showed.

Output of thermal power decreased 1.6% from the year prior yet increased 12.59% from a month ago to 456.2 TWh in July, while that of hydropower rose by 6.3% year on year and 20.95% month on month to 137.4 TWh.

The country's nuclear power output stood at 31.3 TWh in July, up 18.2% year on year and 11.79% on the month, data showed.

Wind and solar power outputs were at 21.6 TWh (-10.8% YoY, -17.87% MoM) and 10.7 TWh (13.2% YoY, 3.88% MoM) in the month, respectively.

China generated a total 4,030 TWh of electricity in the first seven months, rising 3 % from the year-ago level, data showed.

Output of thermal power increased 0.1% from the preceding year to 2,909 TWh over January-July, while that of hydro power rose 10.7% on the year to 651.4 TWh.

Nuclear power output ascended 22.2% year on year to 191.3 TWh, while that of wind power increased 5.1% on the year to 210.8 TWh.

China produced 67.6 TWh of solar power during the same period, up by 12.1% on the year, data showed.

(Writing by Tian Zhang  Editing by Tammy Yang)
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