China: electricity consumption 2019-2020

In 2019, the nationwide electricity consumption was 722.5 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 4.5%. The national electricity consumption per capita is 5161 kWh, and the per capita electricity consumption is 732 kWh.

China’s electricity consumption grows steadily

In 2019, the nationwide electricity consumption was 722.5 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 4.5%. The national electricity consumption per capita is 5161 kWh, and the per capita electricity consumption is 732 kWh.

Affected by factors such as the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, from January to May 2020, the nationwide electricity consumption was 2.7197 trillion kWh, a year-on-year decrease of 2.8%.

The rapid growth of electricity consumption in the tertiary industry

In terms of industries, the electricity consumption of the primary industry in 2019 was 78 billion kWh, an increase of 4.5% year-on-year; the electricity consumption of the secondary industry was 4.9362 trillion kWh, an increase of 3.1% year-on-year.

The electricity consumption of the tertiary industry was 1,186.3 billion kWh, an increase of 9.5% year-on-year.

The daily electricity consumption of urban and rural residents was 1.025 trillion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 5.7%. In the tertiary industry, electricity consumption in the information transmission/software and information technology services industry increased by 16.2% year-on-year, while electricity consumption in the leasing and business services industry, real estate industry, wholesale, and retail industries all increased by more than 10% year-on-year.

From January to May 2020, the electricity consumption of the first industry was 29.7 billion kWh, an increase of 7.1% year-on-year; the electricity consumption of the second industry was 1.8098 trillion kWh, a year-on-year decrease of 4.0%; the electricity consumption of the tertiary industry was 429.6 billion kWh, A year-on-year decrease of 6.3%; urban and rural residents’ daily electricity consumption was 450.6 billion kWh, an increase of 5.2% year-on-year.

Non-fossil energy in China’s electricity production

As of the end of 2019, the nation’s full-caliber power generation installed capacity was 2.01 billion kilowatts, a year-on-year increase of 5.8%.

Among them, the national full-caliber non-fossil energy power generation installed capacity is 840 million kilowatts, an increase of 8.7% year-on-year, accounting for 41.9% of the total installed capacity, an increase of 1.1 percentage points year-on-year.

In 2019, the nation’s full-caliber power generation was 7.3 trillion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 4.7%.

The national non-fossil energy power generation amounted to 2.4 trillion kWh, an increase of 10.4% year-on-year, accounting for 32.6% of the national power generation amount, an increase of 1.7 percentage points year-on-year.

Among them, hydropower, nuclear power, grid-connected wind power and grid-connected solar energy respectively increased by 5.7%, 18.2%, 10.9% and 26.5% year-on-year.

The national full-caliber thermal power generation capacity is 5.1 trillion kWh, an increase of 2.4% year-on-year; of which, coal-fired power generation capacity is 4.6 trillion kWh, an increase of 1.7% year-on-year.

After the epidemic, China’s economy has recovered significantly. It is expected that China’s power consumption will continue to grow steadily in 2020, while the proportion of non-fossil energy power generation capacity will continue to increase.

According to the prediction of the China Electricity Council, the new installed capacity of power generation projects in national infrastructure projects will be at about 120 million kilowatts in 2020, of which about 87 million kilowatts will be put into operation for non-fossil energy power generation.

It is expected that by the end of 2020, the installed power generation capacity in the country will be 21.3 kWh, and the total installed capacity of non-fossil energy power generation will be approximately 930 million kWh, accounting for 43.6% of the total installed capacity.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/07/04/china-electricity-consumption-2019-2020/.

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