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CLP: solar power production of 8.02 million kW from January to May 2019 is 7.16 million kW less than that of the same period last year

Translation 10:52:37AM Jun 24, 2019 Source:China Electric Union
The content below was translated by Tencent automatically for reference.

SMM Network News: from January to May, the growth rate of social electricity consumption increased year-on-year, and the growth rate of electricity consumption in that month fell from the previous month; the growth rate of electricity consumption in industry and manufacturing industry slowed down, and the average daily electricity consumption in manufacturing industry increased year-on-year; the power consumption in the chemical industry increased negatively in the same month; in addition to hydropower and nuclear power, the growth rate of electricity generation in other types of power generation has slowed down. The cumulative utilization hours of power generation equipment throughout the country have been reduced compared with the same period last year, of which thermal power and nuclear power have decreased more; the amount of electricity delivered across regions and provinces has continued to grow rapidly; the new installed capacity of infrastructure throughout the country has continued to decrease compared with the same period last year, of which solar power generation has decreased considerably; investment in power supply completion has increased positively compared with the same period last year, and investment in power grid projects has decreased compared with the same period last year.

I. the growth rate of electricity consumption in the whole society increased compared with the same period last year, and the growth rate of electricity consumption dropped in the same month compared with the previous month.

From January to May, the electricity consumption of the whole society was 2.7993 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 4.9 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 4.8 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year.

According to industry, from January to May, the electricity consumption of the primary industry was 27.7 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 5.2 percent over the same period last year, a decrease of 5.4 percentage points over the same period last year, and contributed 1.1 percent to the growth of electricity consumption in the whole society. The electricity consumption of the secondary industry was 1.8855 trillion kWh, an increase of 2.7% over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 5.1 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year, accounting for 67.4% of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society was 37.7%. The electricity consumption of the tertiary industry was 458.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.6 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 5.5 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year, accounting for 16.4 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society was 30.8 percent. The domestic electricity consumption of urban and rural residents was 427.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.3 percent over the same period last year, down 3.6 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 15.3 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and contributing 30.4 percent to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society.

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Figure 1 monthly electricity consumption and its growth rate in 2018 and 2019

According to the provinces, from January to May, with the exception of Gansu and Qinghai, the electricity consumption of the whole society in all provinces of the country has achieved positive growth. Among them, there are 16 provinces where the growth rate of electricity consumption in the whole society is higher than the national average (4.9%). Followed by Tibet (16.3%), Inner Mongolia (12.0%), Guangxi (11.2%), Hubei (10.0%), Xinjiang (9.6%), Anhui (9.2%), Sichuan (9.0%), Hainan (8.6%), Shanxi (7.8%), Jiangxi (7.3%), Guizhou (7.2%), Hebei (6.9%), Hunan (6.9%), Ningxia (5.7%), Chongqing (5.7%) and Liaoning (5.0%).

In May, the electricity consumption of the whole country was 566.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.3 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 9.1 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year. In terms of industry, the electricity consumption of the primary industry was 6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.2 percent over the same period last year, down 7.0 percentage points from the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the secondary industry was 406.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.7 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 10.1 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the tertiary industry was 85.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 8.4 percentage points lower than the same period last year. The domestic electricity consumption of urban and rural residents was 68.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 3.5 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year.

According to the provinces, in May, the electricity consumption growth rate of the whole society exceeded the national average level (2.3%), of which the provinces with a growth rate of more than 10% were Inner Mongolia (13.1%), Shanxi (10.7%) and Yunnan (10.5%). The provinces with negative growth rates of electricity consumption in the whole society are Jiangsu (- 0.03%), Henan (- 0.2%), Heilongjiang (- 0.8%), Zhejiang (- 1.1%), Hunan (- 1.6%), Gansu (- 1.9%), Shanghai (- 5.7%), Guangdong (- 5.7%) and Fujian (- 6.1%).

Second, the growth rate of electricity consumption in industry and manufacturing industry has slowed down, and the average daily electricity consumption in manufacturing industry has increased compared with the same period last year.

From January to May, the country's industrial electricity consumption was 1.8513 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.5 percent over the same period last year, down 5.2 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 66.1 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and contributing 33.9 percent to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society. In May, the country's industrial electricity consumption was 399.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.5 percent over the same period last year, down 10.4 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 70.5 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society.

From January to May, the electricity consumption of the national manufacturing industry was 1.4072 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.3 percent over the same period last year, down 4.3 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 50.3 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and contributing 34.0 percent to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society. In May, the country's manufacturing electricity consumption increased by 1.3 percent over the same period last year, down 10.5 percentage points from the same period last year, and the average daily electricity consumption in the manufacturing industry was 9.78 billion kilowatt hours per day, an increase of 120 million kilowatt hours per day over the same period last year and a decrease of 240 million kilowatt hours per day, respectively.

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Figure 2 monthly average daily electricity consumption in manufacturing industry in 2018 and 2019

Third, the power consumption of the four high-load energy industries increased year-on-year, while that of the chemical industry increased negatively in the same month.

From January to May, the electricity consumption of chemical raw materials, non-metallic mineral products, ferrous metal smelting and non-ferrous metal smelting totaled 786.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period last year, and the total electricity consumption accounted for 28.1 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate to the increase of electricity consumption of the whole society was 17.5 percent. Among them, the electricity consumption of the chemical industry was 183.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 1.5 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the building materials industry was 136.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the ferrous metal smelting industry was 226.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 4.6 percent over the same period last year. The non-ferrous metals smelting industry was 240.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 1.2 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was basically the same as last year.

In May, the electricity consumption of the four high-load energy industries totaled 168.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.7 percent over the same period last year, down 5.9 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 29.7 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society. Among them, the electricity consumption of the chemical industry was 37 billion kilowatt hours, down 1.6 percent from the same period last year, and the growth rate was 8.3 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the building materials industry was 34.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 13.3 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the ferrous metal smelting industry was 48.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 10.8 percentage points The non-ferrous metal smelting industry was 48.9 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.3 percent over the same period last year, an increase of 3.9 percentage points over the same period last year.

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Figure 3 monthly electricity consumption in key industries in 2018 and 2019

4. With the exception of hydropower and nuclear power, the growth rate of electricity generation of other types of power generation has slowed down.

By the end of May, the installed capacity of 6000 kilowatts and above power plants nationwide was 1.83 billion kilowatts, an increase of 6.1 percent over the same period last year, and an increase of 5.48 million kilowatts over the previous month, an increase of basically the same rate as the same period last year. Hydropower 310 million kilowatts, including conventional hydropower 280 million kilowatts; thermal power 1.15 billion kilowatts, of which coal-fired power generation 1.01 billion kilowatts, gas power generation 87.6 million kilowatts; nuclear power 45.91 million kilowatts; grid-connected wind power 190 million kilowatts; grid-connected solar power 130 million kilowatts. From January to May, power plants above the national scale generated 2.7809 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.3 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 5.2 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year.

From January to May, hydropower generation of power plants above the national scale was 400.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 12.8 percent over the same period last year, an increase of 10.1 percentage points over the same period last year. The top three provinces in China in terms of hydropower generation are Sichuan (95.4 billion kWh), Yunnan (90.9 billion kWh) and Hubei (45.5 billion kWh). The total hydropower generation accounted for 58.0% of the total hydropower generation in the country, up 4.8%, 21.3% and-8.0%, respectively, compared with the same period last year.

From January to May, thermal power plants above the national scale generated 2.0409 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.2 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 7.9 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year. According to provinces, thermal power generation in 19 provinces increased year-on-year, of which Tibet (110.0%) and Hubei (25.6%) grew by more than 20%. Provinces with growth rates of more than 10 per cent were Sichuan (18.8 per cent) and Guangxi (11.9 per cent), while thermal power generation in 11 other provinces decreased by more than 10 per cent compared with the same period last year, with Yunnan, Guangdong, Hunan, Qinghai and Fujian falling by more than 10 per cent, to-22.7 per cent,-20.0 per cent,-14.2 per cent,-12.8 per cent and-11.4 per cent, respectively.

From January to May, the country's nuclear power generation capacity was 132 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 24.3 percent over the same period last year, an increase of 13.0 percentage points over the same period last year.

From January to May, the country's 6000 kilowatt-hour and more wind power plants generated 184.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.7 percent over the same period last year, down 20.5 percentage points from the same period last year.

V. the cumulative utilization of power generation equipment throughout the country has been reduced compared with the same period last year, of which thermal power and nuclear power have been reduced more.

From January to May, the cumulative average utilization of power generation equipment nationwide was 1519 hours, down 20 hours from the same period last year.

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Figure 4 Utilization of hours from January to May in each calendar year since 2005

In terms of types, from January to May, the average utilization hours of hydropower equipment in the country was 1300 hours, an increase of 145 hours over the same period last year. In the eight provinces with hydropower installed capacity of more than 10 million kilowatts, the average utilization hours of hydropower equipment increased year-on-year, Fujian and Hunan increased by more than 600hours, respectively, and Guangdong and Yunnan increased by more than 300hours compared with the same period last year. 306hours and 304hours, respectively. The average utilization hours of thermal power equipment in the country was 1728 hours (of which the average utilization hours of coal-fired power generation and gas-fired power generation equipment were 1783 and 971hours, respectively), 48 hours lower than that of the same period last year. According to the provinces, the utilization hours of thermal power equipment in 14 provinces in China exceed the national average, including more than 2000 hours in Inner Mongolia and Hebei, and more than 1900 hours in Hainan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangxi, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces, compared with only 654,124 hours in Yunnan and Tibet. Compared with the same period last year, thermal power utilization hours in 12 provinces increased year-on-year, including 318 hours in Sichuan, more than 100 hours in Hubei, Guangxi, Guizhou, Xinjiang, Chongqing and Beijing, while Guangdong and Yunnan fell by more than 300 hours, 402 and 309 hours, respectively. Qinghai, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shanghai, Fujian, Shaanxi, Tianjin, Zhejiang, Henan and Liaoning also dropped by more than 100 hours. The average utilization of nuclear power equipment nationwide was 2839 hours, 75 hours lower than that of the same period last year; the average utilization of wind power equipment connected to the grid was 978 hours, 24 hours lower than that of the same period last year; and the average utilization of solar power generation equipment nationwide was 532 hours, basically the same as the same period last year.

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Figure 51-installed wind power capacity and equipment utilization hours in more provinces in May

VI. Sustained and rapid growth of electricity output across regions and provinces throughout the country

From January to May, cross-regional power transmission across the country completed 182 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 12.0 per cent over the same period last year. Of these, North China sent 2.4 billion kilowatt hours to central China (UHV), an increase of 20.4 percent over the same period last year; North China sent 18.9 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 42.6 percent over the same period last year; Northeast China sent 19.4 billion kilowatt hours to North China, an increase of 29.9 percent over the same period last year; Central China sent 11.4 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 6.3 percent over the same period last year; and Central China sent 7.8 billion kilowatt hours to the south, an increase of 1.2 percent over the same period last year. Northwest to North China and Central China totaled 50 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year; southwest to East China 26 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year.

From January to May, provinces across the country produced a total of 518.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 11.3 per cent over the same period last year. Among them, Inner Mongolia sent 76.9 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.3 percent over the same period last year; Yunnan sent 58.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 46.5 percent over the same period last year; Shanxi sent 45.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.1 percent over the same period last year; Sichuan sent 35.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.7 percent over the same period last year; Ningxia sent 30.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 15.2 percent over the same period last year; Gansu sent 30.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 38.9 percent over the same period last year. Guizhou sent 26.7 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.7 percent over the same period last year; Hubei sent 26.1 billion kilowatt hours, down 2.0 percent over the same period last year; Anhui sent 26.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.7 percent over the same period last year; Xinjiang sent 23.7 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.3 percent over the same period last year; Shaanxi sent 21.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.1 percent over the same period last year; and Hebei sent 21.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last year.

In May, cross-regional power transmission across the country completed 40.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. Of these, North China sent 4.1 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 68.9 percent over the same period last year; Northeast China sent 4.4 billion kilowatt hours to North China, an increase of 49.9 percent over the same period last year; Central China sent 2.1 billion kilowatt hours to the south, down 12.0 percent over the same period last year; the northwest sent 10.1 billion kilowatt hours to North and Central China, an increase of 6.0 percent over the same period last year; and the southwest sent 7.2 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 16.8 percent over the same period last year.

In May, provinces across the country sent a total of 114.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 11.7 per cent over the same period last year. Among them, the provinces that sent electricity more than 4 billion kilowatt hours were as follows: inner Mongolia sent 17 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.0 percent over the same period last year; Yunnan sent 16.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 55.5 percent over the same period last year; Shanxi sent 10.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 38.9 percent over the same period last year; Sichuan sent 9.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.0 percent over the same period last year; Hubei sent 7.7 billion kilowatt hours, down 9.5 percent from the same period last year. Ningxia sent 6.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 22.7 percent over the same period last year; Guizhou sent 6.2 billion kilowatt hours, down 19.6 percent over the same period last year; Gansu sent 5.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 52.7 percent over the same period last year; Anhui sent 5.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 8.1 percent over the same period last year; Xinjiang sent 4.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 13.0 percent over the same period last year; and Hebei sent 4.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 18.9 percent over the same period last year.

7. The new installed capacity of infrastructure throughout the country has continued to decrease compared with the same period last year, of which solar power generation has increased and decreased greatly.

From January to May, the country's infrastructure increased its production capacity by 29.18 million kilowatts, 5.22 million kilowatts less than in the same period last year. Of these, 1.28 million kilowatts of hydropower, 11.76 million kilowatts of thermal power (6.62 million kilowatts of coal and 3.62 million kilowatts of gas), 1.25 million kilowatts of nuclear power, 6.88 million kilowatts of wind power and 8.02 million kilowatts of solar power. Hydropower and solar power produced 20 and 7.16 million kilowatts less than the same period last year, and thermal power, nuclear power and wind power produced 196, 12 and 50, 000 kilowatts more than the same period last year, respectively.

8. Investment in power supply is increasing year on year, and investment in power grid projects is down from the same period last year.

From January to May, the country's major power generation enterprises completed 76.8 billion yuan in investment in power projects, an increase of 5.9 percent over the same period last year. Of this total, hydropower was 25.5 billion yuan, up 33.8 percent from the same period last year; thermal power was 16.1 billion yuan, down 26.6 percent from the same period last year; nuclear power was 11.3 billion yuan, down 25.4 percent from the same period last year; wind power was 20.5 billion yuan, up 55.0 percent from the same period last year, and solar power was 3.4 billion yuan, up 6.9 percent from the same period last year. Investment in clean energy such as hydropower, nuclear power and wind power accounted for 79.0 percent of the completed investment in power supply, an increase of 9.7 percentage points over the same period last year.

From January to May, investment in power grid projects nationwide totaled 115.7 billion yuan, down 18.2 per cent from the same period last year.

Note since May 2018, the three industrial divisions have been adjusted in accordance with the Circular of the National Bureau of Statistics on the revision of the regulations on the Division of three Industries (2012) (National Administration letter (2018) No. 74), in order to ensure that the data are comparable, the data for the same period were reclassified according to the new standards.

Note the statistical caliber of new thermal power installation this year includes emergency peak regulation reserve power supply.

Original title: China Electric Union: from January to May 2019, solar power generation of 8.02 million kilowatts was 7.16 million kilowatts less than that of the same period last year.

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CLP: solar power production of 8.02 million kW from January to May 2019 is 7.16 million kW less than that of the same period last year

Translation 10:52:37AM Jun 24, 2019 Source:China Electric Union
The content below was translated by Tencent automatically for reference.

SMM Network News: from January to May, the growth rate of social electricity consumption increased year-on-year, and the growth rate of electricity consumption in that month fell from the previous month; the growth rate of electricity consumption in industry and manufacturing industry slowed down, and the average daily electricity consumption in manufacturing industry increased year-on-year; the power consumption in the chemical industry increased negatively in the same month; in addition to hydropower and nuclear power, the growth rate of electricity generation in other types of power generation has slowed down. The cumulative utilization hours of power generation equipment throughout the country have been reduced compared with the same period last year, of which thermal power and nuclear power have decreased more; the amount of electricity delivered across regions and provinces has continued to grow rapidly; the new installed capacity of infrastructure throughout the country has continued to decrease compared with the same period last year, of which solar power generation has decreased considerably; investment in power supply completion has increased positively compared with the same period last year, and investment in power grid projects has decreased compared with the same period last year.

I. the growth rate of electricity consumption in the whole society increased compared with the same period last year, and the growth rate of electricity consumption dropped in the same month compared with the previous month.

From January to May, the electricity consumption of the whole society was 2.7993 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 4.9 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 4.8 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year.

According to industry, from January to May, the electricity consumption of the primary industry was 27.7 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 5.2 percent over the same period last year, a decrease of 5.4 percentage points over the same period last year, and contributed 1.1 percent to the growth of electricity consumption in the whole society. The electricity consumption of the secondary industry was 1.8855 trillion kWh, an increase of 2.7% over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 5.1 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year, accounting for 67.4% of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society was 37.7%. The electricity consumption of the tertiary industry was 458.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.6 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 5.5 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year, accounting for 16.4 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society was 30.8 percent. The domestic electricity consumption of urban and rural residents was 427.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.3 percent over the same period last year, down 3.6 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 15.3 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and contributing 30.4 percent to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society.

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Figure 1 monthly electricity consumption and its growth rate in 2018 and 2019

According to the provinces, from January to May, with the exception of Gansu and Qinghai, the electricity consumption of the whole society in all provinces of the country has achieved positive growth. Among them, there are 16 provinces where the growth rate of electricity consumption in the whole society is higher than the national average (4.9%). Followed by Tibet (16.3%), Inner Mongolia (12.0%), Guangxi (11.2%), Hubei (10.0%), Xinjiang (9.6%), Anhui (9.2%), Sichuan (9.0%), Hainan (8.6%), Shanxi (7.8%), Jiangxi (7.3%), Guizhou (7.2%), Hebei (6.9%), Hunan (6.9%), Ningxia (5.7%), Chongqing (5.7%) and Liaoning (5.0%).

In May, the electricity consumption of the whole country was 566.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.3 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 9.1 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year. In terms of industry, the electricity consumption of the primary industry was 6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.2 percent over the same period last year, down 7.0 percentage points from the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the secondary industry was 406.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.7 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 10.1 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the tertiary industry was 85.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 8.4 percentage points lower than the same period last year. The domestic electricity consumption of urban and rural residents was 68.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 3.5 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year.

According to the provinces, in May, the electricity consumption growth rate of the whole society exceeded the national average level (2.3%), of which the provinces with a growth rate of more than 10% were Inner Mongolia (13.1%), Shanxi (10.7%) and Yunnan (10.5%). The provinces with negative growth rates of electricity consumption in the whole society are Jiangsu (- 0.03%), Henan (- 0.2%), Heilongjiang (- 0.8%), Zhejiang (- 1.1%), Hunan (- 1.6%), Gansu (- 1.9%), Shanghai (- 5.7%), Guangdong (- 5.7%) and Fujian (- 6.1%).

Second, the growth rate of electricity consumption in industry and manufacturing industry has slowed down, and the average daily electricity consumption in manufacturing industry has increased compared with the same period last year.

From January to May, the country's industrial electricity consumption was 1.8513 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.5 percent over the same period last year, down 5.2 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 66.1 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and contributing 33.9 percent to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society. In May, the country's industrial electricity consumption was 399.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.5 percent over the same period last year, down 10.4 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 70.5 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society.

From January to May, the electricity consumption of the national manufacturing industry was 1.4072 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.3 percent over the same period last year, down 4.3 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 50.3 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and contributing 34.0 percent to the growth of electricity consumption of the whole society. In May, the country's manufacturing electricity consumption increased by 1.3 percent over the same period last year, down 10.5 percentage points from the same period last year, and the average daily electricity consumption in the manufacturing industry was 9.78 billion kilowatt hours per day, an increase of 120 million kilowatt hours per day over the same period last year and a decrease of 240 million kilowatt hours per day, respectively.

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Figure 2 monthly average daily electricity consumption in manufacturing industry in 2018 and 2019

Third, the power consumption of the four high-load energy industries increased year-on-year, while that of the chemical industry increased negatively in the same month.

From January to May, the electricity consumption of chemical raw materials, non-metallic mineral products, ferrous metal smelting and non-ferrous metal smelting totaled 786.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period last year, and the total electricity consumption accounted for 28.1 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate to the increase of electricity consumption of the whole society was 17.5 percent. Among them, the electricity consumption of the chemical industry was 183.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 1.5 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the building materials industry was 136.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the ferrous metal smelting industry was 226.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 4.6 percent over the same period last year. The non-ferrous metals smelting industry was 240.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 1.2 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was basically the same as last year.

In May, the electricity consumption of the four high-load energy industries totaled 168.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.7 percent over the same period last year, down 5.9 percentage points from the same period last year, accounting for 29.7 percent of the electricity consumption of the whole society. Among them, the electricity consumption of the chemical industry was 37 billion kilowatt hours, down 1.6 percent from the same period last year, and the growth rate was 8.3 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the building materials industry was 34.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 13.3 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year; the electricity consumption of the ferrous metal smelting industry was 48.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.8 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 10.8 percentage points The non-ferrous metal smelting industry was 48.9 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 2.3 percent over the same period last year, an increase of 3.9 percentage points over the same period last year.

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Figure 3 monthly electricity consumption in key industries in 2018 and 2019

4. With the exception of hydropower and nuclear power, the growth rate of electricity generation of other types of power generation has slowed down.

By the end of May, the installed capacity of 6000 kilowatts and above power plants nationwide was 1.83 billion kilowatts, an increase of 6.1 percent over the same period last year, and an increase of 5.48 million kilowatts over the previous month, an increase of basically the same rate as the same period last year. Hydropower 310 million kilowatts, including conventional hydropower 280 million kilowatts; thermal power 1.15 billion kilowatts, of which coal-fired power generation 1.01 billion kilowatts, gas power generation 87.6 million kilowatts; nuclear power 45.91 million kilowatts; grid-connected wind power 190 million kilowatts; grid-connected solar power 130 million kilowatts. From January to May, power plants above the national scale generated 2.7809 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.3 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 5.2 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year.

From January to May, hydropower generation of power plants above the national scale was 400.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 12.8 percent over the same period last year, an increase of 10.1 percentage points over the same period last year. The top three provinces in China in terms of hydropower generation are Sichuan (95.4 billion kWh), Yunnan (90.9 billion kWh) and Hubei (45.5 billion kWh). The total hydropower generation accounted for 58.0% of the total hydropower generation in the country, up 4.8%, 21.3% and-8.0%, respectively, compared with the same period last year.

From January to May, thermal power plants above the national scale generated 2.0409 trillion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.2 percent over the same period last year, and the growth rate was 7.9 percentage points lower than that of the same period last year. According to provinces, thermal power generation in 19 provinces increased year-on-year, of which Tibet (110.0%) and Hubei (25.6%) grew by more than 20%. Provinces with growth rates of more than 10 per cent were Sichuan (18.8 per cent) and Guangxi (11.9 per cent), while thermal power generation in 11 other provinces decreased by more than 10 per cent compared with the same period last year, with Yunnan, Guangdong, Hunan, Qinghai and Fujian falling by more than 10 per cent, to-22.7 per cent,-20.0 per cent,-14.2 per cent,-12.8 per cent and-11.4 per cent, respectively.

From January to May, the country's nuclear power generation capacity was 132 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 24.3 percent over the same period last year, an increase of 13.0 percentage points over the same period last year.

From January to May, the country's 6000 kilowatt-hour and more wind power plants generated 184.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.7 percent over the same period last year, down 20.5 percentage points from the same period last year.

V. the cumulative utilization of power generation equipment throughout the country has been reduced compared with the same period last year, of which thermal power and nuclear power have been reduced more.

From January to May, the cumulative average utilization of power generation equipment nationwide was 1519 hours, down 20 hours from the same period last year.

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Figure 4 Utilization of hours from January to May in each calendar year since 2005

In terms of types, from January to May, the average utilization hours of hydropower equipment in the country was 1300 hours, an increase of 145 hours over the same period last year. In the eight provinces with hydropower installed capacity of more than 10 million kilowatts, the average utilization hours of hydropower equipment increased year-on-year, Fujian and Hunan increased by more than 600hours, respectively, and Guangdong and Yunnan increased by more than 300hours compared with the same period last year. 306hours and 304hours, respectively. The average utilization hours of thermal power equipment in the country was 1728 hours (of which the average utilization hours of coal-fired power generation and gas-fired power generation equipment were 1783 and 971hours, respectively), 48 hours lower than that of the same period last year. According to the provinces, the utilization hours of thermal power equipment in 14 provinces in China exceed the national average, including more than 2000 hours in Inner Mongolia and Hebei, and more than 1900 hours in Hainan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangxi, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces, compared with only 654,124 hours in Yunnan and Tibet. Compared with the same period last year, thermal power utilization hours in 12 provinces increased year-on-year, including 318 hours in Sichuan, more than 100 hours in Hubei, Guangxi, Guizhou, Xinjiang, Chongqing and Beijing, while Guangdong and Yunnan fell by more than 300 hours, 402 and 309 hours, respectively. Qinghai, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shanghai, Fujian, Shaanxi, Tianjin, Zhejiang, Henan and Liaoning also dropped by more than 100 hours. The average utilization of nuclear power equipment nationwide was 2839 hours, 75 hours lower than that of the same period last year; the average utilization of wind power equipment connected to the grid was 978 hours, 24 hours lower than that of the same period last year; and the average utilization of solar power generation equipment nationwide was 532 hours, basically the same as the same period last year.

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Figure 51-installed wind power capacity and equipment utilization hours in more provinces in May

VI. Sustained and rapid growth of electricity output across regions and provinces throughout the country

From January to May, cross-regional power transmission across the country completed 182 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 12.0 per cent over the same period last year. Of these, North China sent 2.4 billion kilowatt hours to central China (UHV), an increase of 20.4 percent over the same period last year; North China sent 18.9 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 42.6 percent over the same period last year; Northeast China sent 19.4 billion kilowatt hours to North China, an increase of 29.9 percent over the same period last year; Central China sent 11.4 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 6.3 percent over the same period last year; and Central China sent 7.8 billion kilowatt hours to the south, an increase of 1.2 percent over the same period last year. Northwest to North China and Central China totaled 50 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year; southwest to East China 26 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year.

From January to May, provinces across the country produced a total of 518.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 11.3 per cent over the same period last year. Among them, Inner Mongolia sent 76.9 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.3 percent over the same period last year; Yunnan sent 58.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 46.5 percent over the same period last year; Shanxi sent 45.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.1 percent over the same period last year; Sichuan sent 35.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.7 percent over the same period last year; Ningxia sent 30.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 15.2 percent over the same period last year; Gansu sent 30.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 38.9 percent over the same period last year. Guizhou sent 26.7 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 7.7 percent over the same period last year; Hubei sent 26.1 billion kilowatt hours, down 2.0 percent over the same period last year; Anhui sent 26.1 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.7 percent over the same period last year; Xinjiang sent 23.7 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.3 percent over the same period last year; Shaanxi sent 21.6 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 3.1 percent over the same period last year; and Hebei sent 21.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last year.

In May, cross-regional power transmission across the country completed 40.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. Of these, North China sent 4.1 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 68.9 percent over the same period last year; Northeast China sent 4.4 billion kilowatt hours to North China, an increase of 49.9 percent over the same period last year; Central China sent 2.1 billion kilowatt hours to the south, down 12.0 percent over the same period last year; the northwest sent 10.1 billion kilowatt hours to North and Central China, an increase of 6.0 percent over the same period last year; and the southwest sent 7.2 billion kilowatt hours to East China, an increase of 16.8 percent over the same period last year.

In May, provinces across the country sent a total of 114.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 11.7 per cent over the same period last year. Among them, the provinces that sent electricity more than 4 billion kilowatt hours were as follows: inner Mongolia sent 17 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 9.0 percent over the same period last year; Yunnan sent 16.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 55.5 percent over the same period last year; Shanxi sent 10.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 38.9 percent over the same period last year; Sichuan sent 9.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 6.0 percent over the same period last year; Hubei sent 7.7 billion kilowatt hours, down 9.5 percent from the same period last year. Ningxia sent 6.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 22.7 percent over the same period last year; Guizhou sent 6.2 billion kilowatt hours, down 19.6 percent over the same period last year; Gansu sent 5.8 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 52.7 percent over the same period last year; Anhui sent 5.3 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 8.1 percent over the same period last year; Xinjiang sent 4.5 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 13.0 percent over the same period last year; and Hebei sent 4.2 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 18.9 percent over the same period last year.

7. The new installed capacity of infrastructure throughout the country has continued to decrease compared with the same period last year, of which solar power generation has increased and decreased greatly.

From January to May, the country's infrastructure increased its production capacity by 29.18 million kilowatts, 5.22 million kilowatts less than in the same period last year. Of these, 1.28 million kilowatts of hydropower, 11.76 million kilowatts of thermal power (6.62 million kilowatts of coal and 3.62 million kilowatts of gas), 1.25 million kilowatts of nuclear power, 6.88 million kilowatts of wind power and 8.02 million kilowatts of solar power. Hydropower and solar power produced 20 and 7.16 million kilowatts less than the same period last year, and thermal power, nuclear power and wind power produced 196, 12 and 50, 000 kilowatts more than the same period last year, respectively.

8. Investment in power supply is increasing year on year, and investment in power grid projects is down from the same period last year.

From January to May, the country's major power generation enterprises completed 76.8 billion yuan in investment in power projects, an increase of 5.9 percent over the same period last year. Of this total, hydropower was 25.5 billion yuan, up 33.8 percent from the same period last year; thermal power was 16.1 billion yuan, down 26.6 percent from the same period last year; nuclear power was 11.3 billion yuan, down 25.4 percent from the same period last year; wind power was 20.5 billion yuan, up 55.0 percent from the same period last year, and solar power was 3.4 billion yuan, up 6.9 percent from the same period last year. Investment in clean energy such as hydropower, nuclear power and wind power accounted for 79.0 percent of the completed investment in power supply, an increase of 9.7 percentage points over the same period last year.

From January to May, investment in power grid projects nationwide totaled 115.7 billion yuan, down 18.2 per cent from the same period last year.

Note since May 2018, the three industrial divisions have been adjusted in accordance with the Circular of the National Bureau of Statistics on the revision of the regulations on the Division of three Industries (2012) (National Administration letter (2018) No. 74), in order to ensure that the data are comparable, the data for the same period were reclassified according to the new standards.

Note the statistical caliber of new thermal power installation this year includes emergency peak regulation reserve power supply.

Original title: China Electric Union: from January to May 2019, solar power generation of 8.02 million kilowatts was 7.16 million kilowatts less than that of the same period last year.

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