Jiangsu province in eastern China reported a year-on-year rise of 1.75% in electricity usage to 637.4 TWh in 2020, which jumped 24.6% from the 2015-level, according to the State Grid News.
The province has seen power consumption break through 600 TWh for three consecutive years over 2018-2020.
Twenty of the total 31 specific manufacturing industries logged positive growth in power usage last year.
Power consumption of four major energy-intensive sectors – chemical, ferrous metal, non-metallic mineral products and non-ferrous metals – accounted for 18.3% of the province's total electricity usage, sliding 4.6 percentage points from 2015.
Usage by the primary, secondary and territory sectors came in at 5.4 TWh, 458.1 TWh and 94.1 TWh in 2020, respectively, taking 0.8%, 71.9% and 14.8% of the total.
Residential power consumption stood at 79.8 TWh, taking a share of 12.5%.
During the 13th "Five-Year Plan" period (2016-2020), annual power usage growth of Jiangsu's territory sector and households stood at 10.2% and 8.6%.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Alex Guo)
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