From January to May 2008, the power output in China reached 1.39 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh), up 13.7% compared with the same period last year.Hydropower output reached 159.78 billion kWh, up 19.5%; thermal power output reached 1.19 trillion kWh, up by 12.3%; and nuclear power output reached 278.68 billion kWh, a jump of 34.2% from last year, according to a monthly report released on June 18, 2008, by the State Grid Corporation of China.
From January to May, power output and maximum load under united dispatching of major grid enterprises reached 1.2 trillion kWh and 450.16 million kilowatts, an increase of 14.51% and 18.17% year on year, respectively.
From January to May, the supply and sales volume of electricity from the grid reached 1.21 trillion kWh and 1.14 trillion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 14.62% and 15.06%, respectively; power consumption reached 1.2 trillion kWh, and the maximum load under united dispatching of major grid enterprises reached 440.79 million kilowatts, a year-on-year increase of 14.74% and 16.31%, respectively.
From January to May, the cross-regional power transaction reached 32.28 billion kWh.
Of this, power transmission from northern China to eastern China reached 6.44 billion kWh, up 48.95% year on year. Power transmission from northeastern China to northern China reached 2.72 billion kWh, up 606.88%; power transmission from eastern China to central China reached 1.24 billion kWh, up 120.74%; power transmission from central China to eastern China reached 8.72 billion kWh, up 20.59%; power transmission from central China to southern China reached 5.47 billion kWh, down 13.41%; power transmission from northwestern China to central China reached 1.26 billion kWh, up 13%.
From January to May, power imports and exports power reached 7.94 billion kWh, including 1.75 billion kWh in imports and 6.19 billion kWh in exports.