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Industries affected by power shortage

04-29-2011 08:51 BJT

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It's not only Zhejiang Province that is facing power shortages, many other provinces have also been affected. The energy crunch is getting worse in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, and Shanghai and Chongqing municipalities. In Zhejiang Province, areas being affected by shortages include the capital Hangzhou, Ningbo, Quzhou, Wenzhou, and Yiwu.

During the first three months of the year, the total volume of power consumption in Zhejiang Province was nearly 70-billion kilowatt-hours of power, a 15 percent increase year on year. Due to increasing power demand, many factories and retail industries have been forced to halt operations or alter production times. Hangzhou Bay chemical fiber company used to consume 85-hundred kilowatt-hours of power, but now has been forced to cut one third of its consumption.

Meanwhile, the manufacturing industry in Yiwu city has also been deeply affected. Some enterprises have been forced to buy generators running on diesel to meet energy needs.


Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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