Inner Mongolia had actively implemented the work of increasing coal and electricity production and supply, with key energy production at the forefront and ranking first among other provinces and regions in contribution to the national coal and power growth in 2022, the region's official statistical data showed.
Raw coal production in the region stood at 1.17 billion tonnes, ranking second and accounting for 26.1% of China's total.
The volume was up 10.1% year on year, 1 percentage point higher compared with the national average and contributed 29.1% to the growth of national raw coal production, 0.9 percentage point higher than the second-ranked Shanxi province.
The region generated 644.03 TWh of electricity in 2022, accounting for 7.7% of China's total. It was up 7.0% compared with the year-ago level, which was the highest growth since June 2021 and 4.8 percentage points higher than the national level.
The region's power generation growth contributed 23.8% to the national growth, 7.0 percentage points higher than the second-ranked Sichuan province.
Among them, thermal power generation ranked first in China and accounts for 8.9% of the country's total; wind power generation ranked first, accounting for 14.9%; solar power generation was at the fifth place, representing 7.1% of the country's total, according to statistical data.
The above output figures cover coal enterprises with annual revenue above 20 million yuan from their main operations.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Tammy Yang)
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