[Ferro-Alloys.com] Zhao Chenxin, Secretary General of the National Development and Reform Commission, said at a press conference on the 19th that from the perspective of power generation, from January to December 2020, China's industrial power generation above designated scale growed by 2.7% year-on-year, 0.7 percentage point higher than that from January to November. In 2020, China's electricity consumption increased by 3.1% over the previous year.
In terms of power generation, thermal power, hydropower, nuclear power, wind power and solar power increased by 1.2%, 5.3%, 5.1%, 10.5% and 8.5% respectively. In December, the power generation increased by 9.1% year-on-year, and the growth rate increased by 2.3 percentage points compared with last month.
In terms of electricity consumption, the first, second, third and domestic electricity consumption increased by 10.2%, 2.5%, 1.9% and 6.9% respectively. In terms of regions, Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Guangxi, Jiangxi and Anhui achieved growth of more than 5%.
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