China's Central Grid output jumps 30 per cent in February

WUHAN, CHINA - In February of this year, the central Chinese power grid's output reached 34 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), up 30% compared with the same period last year.

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.


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