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China's power generation sees slower growth

2019-11-17 13:09

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BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's power generation rose 4 percent year on year in October, slower than the 4.7-percent rate recorded in September, official data showed.

Power generation hit 571.4 billion kWh last month, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

A breakdown showed that coal-fired electricity generation saw a slower growth in October, rising 5.9 percent year on year. Hydroelectricity fell 4.1 percent, as compared with a drop of 1.1 percent in September.

Nuclear and solar power both recorded a slower increase of 5.4 percent and 3 percent, respectively, while wind power returned to growth, jumping 10 percent year on year.

In the first 10 months of 2019, power generation increased 3.1 percent year on year to 5.9 trillion kWh, NBS data showed.
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