Carbon cuts lead to generator pollution

Beijing's efforts to reduce carbon emissions may be backfiring, with factories turning on diesel generators in the face of government-ordered blackouts.

Saturday, 6 November, 2010, 12:00am

Dongfang profit grows 8.1pc on sales expansion

Dongfang Electrical Machinery, one of the mainland's three largest power generation equipment producers, reported an 8.11 per cent growth in first-half net profit on the back of higher sales volume.

The Sichuan-based company reported net profit of 413.19 million yuan for the six months to June, up from 382.19 million yuan in the same half last year.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

China Power yields 60pc profit growth

China Power Investment Corp posted net profit growth of 60 per cent in the first half from a year earlier, thanks to greater output and efficiency.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

CR Power to acquire generators from parent

China Resources Power Holdings, the fourth-largest Hong Kong-listed mainland power producer by installed capacity, plans to buy power plants from its state-owned parent to further beef up its assets, according to company sources.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Tiered rate plan fails to reduce electricity usage

The mainland has failed to use discriminatory electricity tariffs to restrict usage by high-energy-consuming enterprises in some regions, the nation's electricity watchdog said yesterday.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Datang to buy power plant for 1.82b yuan

Datang International Power Generation, the listed unit of state-owned China Datang Group, said yesterday it planned to buy a power plant with installed capacity of 1,200 megawatts in northeastern Liaoning province for 1.82 billion yuan after it reported an 18 per cent increase in net profit for last year.

8 May 2015 - 9:35am

A load of hot air

Dutch design whiz Eric Klarenbeek has used what he learned in high-school chemistry to create a lamp like no other. His nylon Floating Light (right) bobs around when the bulb inside creates hot air, which, as we all know, rises.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai Electric plans to spend 6b yuan

Main-board candidate Shanghai Electric Group plans to spend 6 billion yuan over three years to expand its production capacity and satisfy power equipment orders that have swelled to 6.5 times last year's sales.

23 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


China's largest independent power producer Huaneng Power International posted a 42.86 per cent year-on-year rise in total power generation output in this year's first quarter to 19.8 billion kilowatt-hours. It was attributed to contribution from four power plants acquired last year and consumption increases in its regions of operation.

15 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Power plants under way

H-share Beijing Datang Power Generation has started building two power plants in the west-to-east power transmission project corridor. The 1,000 megawatt Shentou power plant in Shanxi will be commissioned in 2005, and the second phase of the 1,200 megawatt Tuoketuo power plant in Inner Mongolia will be commissioned next year.

8 May 2015 - 9:33am

Utility generates more

Beijing Datang Power Generation, one of the mainland's largest independent power producers, last year generated 26.14 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, up 17.1 per cent on 2000. The H share attributed the growth to new capacity at its Zhang Jiakou power plant and strong demand. Beijing Datang Power owns and operates four power plants in China.

8 May 2015 - 9:33am

Huaneng powers ahead in nine months

New York-listed Huaneng Power International yesterday said it generated 33.7 billion kilowatt hour of electricity in the first nine months, 24.6 per cent more than a year ago. In July, the company bought Shandong Huaneng Power Development to become the biggest Chinese independent power operator.

10 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Council predicts sector recovery

China Electricity Council International director-general Sun Shouyi yesterday predicted the mainland would suffer only a short-term slowdown in power consumption, holding out hope for the industry.

Speaking in Hong Kong, he said the temporary phenomenon stemmed from the mainland's economic restructuring.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am

Dongfang Electrical skips payout despite 8pc rise in earnings

Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co said net profit for the six months to June 30 rose 8 per cent to 30.68 million yuan (about HK$28.5 million), compared with the same period last year.

The company, which manufactures power generators, said turnover increased 29 per cent to 326.19 million yuan, from 251.7 million yuan in the previous first half.

25 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

China Light sees sales surge 8pc on economy, heat

Higher than average autumn temperatures and a general economic upturn boosted electricity consumption in the final quarter of last year, China Light & Power Co says.

The electricity provider for Kowloon and the New Territories yesterday said sales rose in the three months to the end of December by 8.6 per cent year-on-year.

25 Jan 1997 - 12:00am