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

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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 peak-load surges last week, the State Grid said.

“It’s mainly due to the hot weather and . . .




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