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Chinese electricity consumption surges amid economic recovery and hot weather, some cities face power outages

Many Chinese cities have been warned they may face power outages ahead as the system strains under surging electricity consumption amid the economic recovery from the Covid-19 outbreak and rising temperature.

China's power consumption hit an all-time high on Wednesday last week – up more than 10 per cent from last summer’s record, according to the State Grid Corporation of China.

Eleven provinces including manufacturing hubs Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong saw record . . .

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