Eastern China's economic hub Jiangsu province produced 55.1 TWh of power in August, down 0.13% year on year, data from the province's energy bureau showed.
Key reasons behind the drop were slowing economic activity amid the COVID-19-related restrictions and the reduced air conditioning demand from households due to lowered temperature. Its power consumption dropped 1.66% on the year to 69.13 TWh.
In the first eight months, the province's power generation totaled 395.7 TWh, a 20.44% rise on the year, while power consumption maintained a strong rise of 16.75% to 478 TWh.
The province added 6.49 GW of new power generation capacity in January-August, including 2.69 GW of coal-based capacity, 1.12 GW of nuclear, 1.53 GW of wind and 1.16 GW of solar. And 110-KV-and-above transmission lines increased by 3,075.28 km and substation capacity by 21.75 million kVA.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Tammy Yang)
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