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Power use in China soars 28%

CHINA'S power consumption in November surged 27.63 percent year on year to 328.39 billion kilowatt-hours, up for the sixth consecutive month since June, the National Energy Administration announced yesterday.

The growth is 11.76 percentage points higher than the October level, which was 5.63 percentage points higher than that in September, said a statement on the NEA Website.

November's consumption rose 4.77 percent from October.

Total power consumption from January to November was 3.299 trillion kWh, up 4.77 percent from the corresponding period last year.

China's industrial sector consumed 2.44 trillion kWh during the period, up 2.62 percent, according to NEA statistics.

The country's newly installed power capacity totaled 69 million kWh in the first 11 months of this year, of which hydropower capacity growth accounted for 21.8 percent.


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