July 14, 2013 / 1:58 PM / 4 years ago

TABLE-China power consumption up 6.3 pct in June

BEIJING, July 14 (Reuters) - China's power consumption in June reached 438.4 billion
killowatt hours (kWh), up 6.3 percent from a year earlier, the National Energy Administration
said on Sunday.
    Total power consumption in the first half of this year rose 5.1 percent to 2.496 trillion
kWh, it said.
    China put 32.43 gigawatts (GW) of new installed power generation capacity into formal
operation in the Jan-June period, including 15.85 GW of thermal power and 8.89 GW of hydropower,
it said. 
    Power consumption in China, the world's top energy user, is expected to grow more than 9
percent this year, faster than the 5.5-percent growth rate in 2012, the State Electricity
Regulatory Commission said in January. 
    Following is a breakdown of China's power consumption and other data for June, posted on the
administration's website (www.nea.gov.cn). 
    For news and data on China's power market, please click. 
    
                                     June       Y/Y         Jan-June            Y/Y
                                (bln kWh)   pct chg        (bln kWh)        pct chg
 Total power use                    438.4       6.3          2,496.1           5.14
 Of which:                                                                         
 Residential                         47.0      9.32            315.6           3.89
 Non-residential*                   391.3                    2,180.5               
   -Primary industry~                 9.9     -7.11             46.1          -0.77
   -Secondary industry              331.6      5.73          1,841.9           4.88
     of which:                                                                     
        light industry               55.9      4.33            300.5           4.91
        heavy industry              270.5      5.97          1,510.3           4.80
   -Tertiary industry                49.8     10.53            292.5           9.26
                                                                                   
                                                            Jan-June        Y/Y Chg
 Power plant utilisation                                     (hours)        (hours)
 Average                                                       2,173            -64
  in which:                                                                        
    Thermal plant                                              2,412            -83
    Hydro plant                                                1,532             76
                                                                                   
                                                            Jan-June        Y/Y Chg
 Coal use in generation                                  (grams/kWh)    (grams/kWh)
                                                                 320          -4.13
                                                                                   
 New generation capacity                                Jan-June(GW)    Y/Y pct chg
 Total                                                         32.43               
  in which:                                                                        
     Thermal                                                   15.85               
     Hydro                                                      8.89               
                                                                                   
 Total generation capacity^                             End-June(GW)    Y/Y pct chg
 Total                                                      1,142.11           9.29
  in which:                                                                        
       Thermal                                                834.18           7.65
       Hydropower                                             221.80           9.63
       Nuclear                                                 14.61          16.69
                                                                                   
 
    
    * Calculated by Reuters based on available government figures.
    ~ Primary industry refers to agriculture, animal husbandry, fishery and forestry. 
    ^ generator with capacity of 6 megawatt or above.
    

 (Reporting by Judy Hua and Kevin Yao)

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