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National Energy Administration: solar power installed capacity increased by 24.6% year-on-year from January to August, wind power installed capacity increased by 33.8% compared with the same period last year.
Sep 19,2021 14:13CST

The National Energy Administration released national power industry statistics from January to August. By the end of August, China's installed power generation capacity was 2.28 billion kilowatts, an increase of 9.5 percent over the same period last year. Of this total, the installed capacity of wind power is about 300 million kilowatts, an increase of 33.8% over the same period last year. The installed capacity of solar power generation is about 280 million kilowatts, an increase of 24.6 percent over the same period last year. From January to August, the country's major power generation enterprises invested 270.4 billion yuan in power supply projects, an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period last year, of which hydropower was 62.3 billion yuan, up 12.8 percent over the same period last year, and solar power generation was 24.2 billion yuan, up 18 percent over the same period last year. The investment in the Electroweb project was 240.9 billion yuan, an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period last year.

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On September 18, the National Energy Administration released national power industry statistics from January to August. By the end of August, China's installed power generation capacity was 2.28 billion kilowatts, an increase of 9.5 percent over the same period last year. Of this total, the installed capacity of wind power is about 300 million kilowatts, an increase of 33.8% over the same period last year. The installed capacity of solar power generation is about 280 million kilowatts, an increase of 24.6 percent over the same period last year.

From January to August, the cumulative average utilization of power generation equipment nationwide was 2560 hours, an increase of 112 hours over the same period last year. Of this total, 5219 hours were for nuclear power, an increase of 338 hours over the same period last year, and 1500 hours for wind power, an increase of 83 hours over the same period last year.

From January to August, the country's major power generation enterprises invested 270.4 billion yuan in power supply projects, an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period last year, of which hydropower was 62.3 billion yuan, up 12.8 percent over the same period last year, and solar power generation was 24.2 billion yuan, up 18 percent over the same period last year. The investment in the Electroweb project was 240.9 billion yuan, an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period last year.

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