The coal consumption of 15 main coal-fired power plants in central China's Hunan province was registered at 1.10 million tonnes in May, a year-on-year decrease of 14.1%, with the decline narrowing by 11.8 percentage points from the previous month, according to data from the local energy bureau.
From January to May, the cumulative coal consumption of the above-mentioned power plants was 11.28 million tonnes, rising 4.2% year on year.
As of June 11, the province's main power plants had 4.36 million tonnes of thermal coal inventory, which is sufficient to cover about 31.2 days of use.
In May, the electricity consumption in the province reached 15.71 TWh, a year-on-year decrease of 0.7%. During the first five months, the province's power consumption totaled 86.1 TWh, up 5.4% year on year.
In May, power consumption in the primary industries – mainly the agricultural sector – rose 27.3% from the year-ago level; that in the secondary industries – mainly the industrial sector – was steady year on year; the power consumption by tertiary industries – mainly the service sector – witnessed a yearly decrease of 3.3%, data showed.
The province's hydropower generation increased 14.7% year on year during the first five months, while thermal power generation decreased 0.5%. Wind power generation gained 10.6%, solar power generation climbed 35.5%, and biomass power increased by 58.7% from a year ago.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Tammy Yang)
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