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Electricity consumption in China increased by 3% in July
Electricity consumption in China in July 2014 amounted to 509,7 billion kWh, which is 3 percent more than last year. This is reported by the Xinhua News Agency with reference to the State Energy Administration of China.
From January to July, the total electricity consumption in the country amounted to 3 trillion 137,4 billion kWh. During this period, an increase in consumption is observed in industry - by 4,7 percent to 2 trillion 309,4 billion kWh and in the service sector - by - 6,5 percent to 375,4 billion kWh. Electricity consumption of the urban and rural population of the country increased by 5,7, reaching 396,8 billion kWh. Electricity consumption in agriculture decreased by 2,1 percent, amounting to 55,7 billion kWh.
In the first 7 months of the current year, new power units with a total capacity of 42,65 mln kWh were commissioned in China, including power units with a capacity of 14,53 mln kWh, and power units with a capacity of 18,75 mln kWh were commissioned at the HPP.