Hydropower output reached 5.62 billion kWh, an increase of 27% year over year, and thermal power output reached 28.38 billion kWh, up 31% year over year, according to a report released by the Central China Grid Company Limited.
The grid's maximum load reached 68.53 million kilowatts, and the monthly average load rate reached 82.78%.
Precipitation in most regions covered by the central grid was less than annual average, except for in Sichuan and Chongqing, which had 10% to 50% more precipitation compared with the annual average.
The total precipitation in Henan, Hubei and Hunan was 50% to80% less than the annual average, and the area southeast of Henan had less than half of the annual average. There were no power outages caused by flood discharge for peak-load regulation.