Power plants to control supply during the summer season
Power supplies in some parts of the country will remain tight during the rest of the summer. Even with the electricity shortage during the start of the season was less anticipated. A forecast on the power shortage shortfall was smaller than expected due to favorable weather and power price hikes.
The NDRC have been urging relevant parties and regions not to stop their efforts in increasing the power supplies an curb any unreasonable demand. Thermal power plants have been purchasing thermal coal and increasing coal imports so they can generate enough power supply. Hydropower plants are also generating more power with a condition to control floods and ensure dam safety.
Miners need to prioritize supplying thermal coal while oil firms must increase gas supply for power generation so continued power supply is guaranteed to users such as residents and storage facilities. Power load for air conditioning alone during the summer increases to 12.5 percent and is growing fast.
Levels in the hydroelectric plants remain at low levels because of uneven rainfalls.