China’s Power Generation Decreases in First Two Months, Solar Power Climbs 12% Year-On-Year

PVTIME – Official data released on March 16 showed that China’s power generation decreased in the first two months of this year, down 8.2 percent year-on-year.

January to February Industrial Power Generation (Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China)

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, electricity output hit about 1.03 trillion kilowatt-hours during this period.

A breakdown of the data showed a sharp decline of hydropower electricity generation, which fell 11.9 percent year-on-year.

Coal-fired electricity generation went down 8.9 percent, while solar power climbed 12 percent year-on-year.

In the first two months, nuclear and wind power generation saw a decline of 2.2 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively.