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Factories face power cuts

ELECTRICITY was temporarily cut in some factories across the city to ensure households have power during the heat wave, Shanghai Electric Power Co Ltd said yesterday.

The affected factories are in Pudong, Baoshan, Yangpu, Minhang and Songjiang districts, where transformers and power grids have not been upgraded to meet increased industrial and residential demand, the company said.

Once the temperature drops, power will be restored to the factories, Shanghai Electric said.

"The targeted industries use a lot of electricity and produce pollution," said a company official surnamed Wang.

As the scorching heat is forecast to continue this week, power use is expected to be high, and the problem would be more notable in areas with less capacity.

Shanghai Electric said it made the decision to cut the power according to government regulations.

Wang said residents need not worry as the city's overall power capacity is sufficient.

"The power capacity for the city's major grid is sufficient," Wang said. "However, some transformers in these areas have not been upgraded, thus the power can not be totally transmitted to smaller sub-grids."

Wang said the reason for the lag in power network upgrades varied and the company would try its best to fix the problems.

The city's power load exceeded 20,000 megawatts yesterday, about 6,000 megawatts less than capacity, Shanghai Electric said.


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