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09.30.2011 14:34

China Says Electricity Shortages to Continue into Winter

The National Energy Administration says hydroelectricity, which accounts for 16 of total power generation in China, has dropped due to this year's drought
By staff reporter Wang Xiaocong

(Beijing) – Acute power shortages will continue in parts of China in the upcoming winter and spring seasons, particularly in the southern and central regions where most of the country's hydropower power stations are located, an energy official told a press conference on September 29.

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According to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission, hydroelectricity accounts for 16 percent of China's total electricity consumption.

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