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UPDATE 1-China Aug power output rises 4.8 pct yr-on-yr -stats bureau
September 14, 2017 / 3:13 AM / 2 months ago

UPDATE 1-China Aug power output rises 4.8 pct yr-on-yr -stats bureau

 (Adds table, breakdown by electricity source)
    BEIJING, Sept 14 (Reuters) - China generated 594.5 billion
kilowatt-hours of power in August, up 4.8 percent compared with
the same month last year, as the volume of electricity produced
from all sources increased, data from the National Bureau of
Statistics showed on Thursday.
    Over the first eight months of the year as a whole, power
generation reached 4.17 trillion kWh, up 6.5 percent compared
with the same period of 2016.
    Hydropower volumes rose 5.0 percent in August, but fell 2.1
percent over the first eight months. 
    Thermal electricity, generated almost entirely by coal-fired
capacity, grew 3.5 percent in August and rose 7.2 percent over
the first eight months as a whole.    
    Below is a breakdown of the power sources measured in kWh:  
  
        
                   Aug     Percent    Jan-Aug      Percent
                           change                  change 
                          yr-on-yr                yr-on-yr
   Power         594.5         4.8     4.17            6.5
               billion               trillion  
  Thermal        431.0         3.5       3.09          7.2
               billion               trillion  
    Hydro        11.68         5.0      702.4         -2.1
               billion                billion  
  Nuclear         23.0        14.2      161.5         18.4
               billion                billion  
    Wind          18.3        24.3       1.72         19.4
               billion                billion  
   Solar        5.5           18.7       40.9         34.0
               billion                billion  
    

 (Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)
  

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