CEC warns 30m-kW power shortage

Updated: 2011-04-29 13:45

By Zhao Tingting (

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The China Electricity Council (CEC) issued a report Thursday forecasting the nation may face an electricity shortage of 30 million kW in the summer, according to a report.

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"The 30 million kW electricity shortage is equivalent to the total installed capacity of Fujian or Xiamen province," said director of the statistics department with the CEC, Xu Jing.

Chongqing municipality, Zhenjiang province and Jiangsu province have seen electricity strains while Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Henan, Shanxi and Sichuan are expected to face electricity shortages in the summer.

The report also said the CEC lowered the national infrastructure installed power capacity prediction from 90 million kW to about 85 million kW in 2011. 


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