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Post-Holiday Industrial Electricity Supply in Shanxi Province Tightens

SMM Insight 01:20:05PM Mar 07, 2011 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Mar. 7 (SMM) -- SMM sources at the monthly meeting of the Shanxi Electric Power Company report electricity supply capacity in Shanxi province was 17.68-18.88 million kilowatts during February, and that the maximum electricity load will reach 19.22 million kilowatts in late March, still short of industry demand. In this context, Shanxi province will need to continue pre-holiday peak load shifting policies.

Sources report that total electricity consumption in Shanxi province was 13.682 billion kwh in January, up 6.69% YoY, and higher electricity consumption by large industries is responsible for a shortage of power in this province. Drought conditions have also persisted throughout the province during the winter and spring. Rainfall in Taiyuan city fell sharply by 86.1% compared with previous years and forced farmers to use irrigation and drainage facilities, which required power for pumps and caused an increase in agricultural electricity consumption by 54.7% YoY. 

SMM believes supply of electricity for industrial use post-holiday is still restricted, but any impact on production at aluminum processors is still limited since lower operating rates at those processors are mainly attributed to weak demand and labor shortages.    

 

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Key Words:  Aluminum Al  electric power 

Post-Holiday Industrial Electricity Supply in Shanxi Province Tightens

SMM Insight 01:20:05PM Mar 07, 2011 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Mar. 7 (SMM) -- SMM sources at the monthly meeting of the Shanxi Electric Power Company report electricity supply capacity in Shanxi province was 17.68-18.88 million kilowatts during February, and that the maximum electricity load will reach 19.22 million kilowatts in late March, still short of industry demand. In this context, Shanxi province will need to continue pre-holiday peak load shifting policies.

Sources report that total electricity consumption in Shanxi province was 13.682 billion kwh in January, up 6.69% YoY, and higher electricity consumption by large industries is responsible for a shortage of power in this province. Drought conditions have also persisted throughout the province during the winter and spring. Rainfall in Taiyuan city fell sharply by 86.1% compared with previous years and forced farmers to use irrigation and drainage facilities, which required power for pumps and caused an increase in agricultural electricity consumption by 54.7% YoY. 

SMM believes supply of electricity for industrial use post-holiday is still restricted, but any impact on production at aluminum processors is still limited since lower operating rates at those processors are mainly attributed to weak demand and labor shortages.    

 

Copyright © SMM. All Rights Reserved

None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use in any forms or means, without the prior written consent of SMM. For reproduction issue, please contact us by email: service.en@smm.cn

Key Words:  Aluminum Al  electric power