China's power generation rose 6.5% year on year in June, accelerating from 4.3% growth in May, showed the latest official data, as industrial activities further gained momentum amid fading effect from the COVID-19 pandemic and residential power use also increased alongside rising temperatures in northern parts of the country.
Power output came in at 630.4 TWh in the country last month, up 6.27% month on month, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on July 16. Daily power generation was 21.01 TWh, a rise of 1.87 TWh or 9.8% month on month.
In June, thermal coal output posted a yearly increase of 5.4% to 432.3 TWh, which was up 2.08% on the month. China's hydropower output saw a year-on-year expansion of 6.9% and month-on-month rise of 41.61% to 121.5 TWh.
Wind power output rose 15.8% from the previous year but slumped 18.18% month on month to 32.4 TWh during June. Nuclear power production grew by 13.6% as against the previous year and 2.25% month on month to 31.8 TWh.Generation of solar power gained 5.8% on the year yet fell 6.77% on the month to 12.4 TWh.
In the first half of 2020, China generated 3,364.5 TWh electricity, dipping 1.4% from the same period a year ago, compared to a drop of 6.8% in the first quarter, showed the data.
China posted 1.6% yearly drop in thermal coal output to 2,434.3 TWh over January-June; hydropower generation declined by 7.3% to 476.9 TWh.
Power generation from wind and nuclear resources increased 7.2% and 6.8% on the year to 211.7 TWh and 171.6 TWh respectively in the same period. Solar power generation came in at 70 TWh, up 9.1%.
(Writing by Jessie Jia Editing by Alex Guo)
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