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China electricity supply to face shortage

04-29-2011 14:17 BJT

With summer approaching, demand for electricity will increase, in most regions in China. Today(Thursday), the China Electricity Council predicted that a tighter power supply may occur in coming months - particularly in the northeastern, eastern and southern parts of the country. It says the shortage is likely to reach more than 30 million kilowatt hours.

In previous years, July is a peak month for electricity consumption, but the council says it could come earlier this year and reach new highs. The NDRC published a notice earlier that called on regional departments to strengthen supervision on coal reserves and the operation of power plants.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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