Economic review

China's Jan-Feb power generation grows faster

2018-03-14 14:03:00 (Beijing Time)         Xinhua


China's power generation saw faster growth in the first two months this year, with electricity from clean energy sources expanding at rapid pace, official data showed Wednesday.

In January and February, power production rose 11 percent, 4.7 percentage points faster than the same period in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

The 11-percent growth is also the most rapid since August of 2013, according to the NBS.

Electricity from hydropower plants rose 5.9 percent, compared to a 4.7-percent decrease registered for the first two month of last year.

Nuclear, wind and solar power production surged by 17.9 percent, 34.7 percent and 36 percent respectively, said the NBS.