Analysts said the latest surge in electricity demand – to crank up factory activity and cool temperatures in homes – will put pressure on power grids. Photo: AFP
Analysts said the latest surge in electricity demand – to crank up factory activity and cool temperatures in homes – will put pressure on power grids. Photo: AFP

China turns to ‘virtual power plants’ to stabilise electricity supply as heatwaves trigger demand spikes, undercut decarbonisation drive

  • Energy management systems, are gaining currency as sweltering heat pushes up electricity demand, undermines carbon-reduction aims
  • More than 10 provincial, municipal governments have unveiled their 2021-25 plans which call for a cloud-based power plant management system

Analysts said the latest surge in electricity demand – to crank up factory activity and cool temperatures in homes – will put pressure on power grids. Photo: AFP
Analysts said the latest surge in electricity demand – to crank up factory activity and cool temperatures in homes – will put pressure on power grids. Photo: AFP
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