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News Summary:

  • Shanxi government publishes electricity sales competition bulletin
  • NEA publishes July energy consumption data
  • China Electricity Council publishes January to June energy consumption data
  • Hunan publishes July energy consumption data

Statistics: Shanxi government publishes electricity sales price reform bulletin
The Shanxi government published its number 9 reformation document, focused on bringing in electricity competition to the regional market. Companies with over 20 million RMB registered capital can participate. The first payment rate will focus on providing capacity, as it is one of the easiest market transactions to provide, measure, and compensate for. (Shanxi Gov CN)
Requirements for Companies to Join Shanxi Capacity Payments Market


Source: Shanxi Government
Statistics: NEA publishes July energy consumption data
July saw an 8.2% month-on-month increase in energy consumption to 553 TWh, leading to a cumulative consumption of 3,329 TWh for the year to date. Year-on-year, January to July saw a 3.2% increase from 2015 levels.  Current installed capacity of energy generation is as follows:

  • Thermal: 1,021 GW
  • Hydro: 282 GW
  • Wind: 138 GW
  • PV: 44 GW
  • Nuclear: 31 GW

Energy consumption in July is speculated to have increased greatly due to the record high temperatures, reaching a national average of 27.7 , 0.9 higher than last year. (NEA CN)
Energy Consumption Data by Industry Segment, 2016 January to July


Source: NEA


Source: NEA 

Statistics: China Electricity Council publishes January to June energy consumption data
The China Electricity Council analyzed the health of the Chinese energy market and published consumption data on electricity consumption, power generation, utilization hours, cross-province electricity delivery, newly install capacity and electricity market investments. Key takeaways are from January to July 2016, national electricity demand growth was healthy, and thermal utilization hours have continued to suffer. (CEC CN)
2014 to 2016 Monthly Consumption Levels (100 GWh Y-Axis)


Source: NEA, CEC
Statistics: Hunan publishes July energy consumption data
The Hunan government published its July electricity consumption data.  Total electricity consumption was 12.5 TWh, an increase of 12.5% over 2015 levels. This increase was mainly due to a record high July heat wave. Year to date, total energy consumption was 84 TWh, a 2% increase from 2015 levels. (Hunan Gov CN)
January to July 2016 Energy Consumption Data for Hunan


Source: Hunan Government


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