The State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) will be folded into the National Energy Administration (NEA), the State Council said, as it set aside a proposal for a more dramatic shake-up in...
Growth in power use halved on the mainland last year from 2011 due to poorer domestic and overseas economic conditions, but a marked pickup is forecast for this year.
China is facing its worst summer power shortage in seven years, according to the country's power industry regulator.
China's electricity shortage is tipped to exceed official forecasts and peak at 12 gigawatts this summer as a result of a rapid increase in fixed-asset investment.
This summer, thousands of villagers in China's once impoverished countryside are in a celebratory mood as they purchase their first air conditioners.