China's installed power capacity to reach 900 mln kw by year end
May 21, 2010 - Xinhua
China's installed power generation capacity will surpass 900 million kilowatts by the end of 2010, Zhang Guobao, head of China's National Energy Administration, said Friday.
China's installed power capacity has risen quickly in recent years, with the installed hydro-power capacity increasing to 197 million kilowatts from 117 million kilowatts at the beginning of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period (from 2006 to 2010), Zhang said at a national work conference discussing the elimination of backward production capacity.
Official figures reveal combined installed electricity generation capacity in China stood at 874 million kilowatts at the end of last year, up 10.23 percent year on year.
Thermal power generation capacity accounted for 74.6 percent of the total by the end of last year, or 652 million kilowatts, down 1.45 percentage points year on year, as the nation strived to reduce dependence on polluting energy sources.