Workers of grid operator China Southern Power Grid inspect power cables connecting transmission towers in Dongguan, Guangdong province in May 2018. Photo: Reuters
Workers of grid operator China Southern Power Grid inspect power cables connecting transmission towers in Dongguan, Guangdong province in May 2018. Photo: Reuters
Energy

China rations electricity supply in southern manufacturing regions as heatwave, economic revival fuel peak consumption

  • China Southern Power Grid posted record peak-capacity loading of over 200 gigawatts in the past three weeks, company said in statement on WeChat
  • Rationing frequency has doubled to two days a week, forcing owners to keep factories running on weekends or resort to diesel generators

Workers of grid operator China Southern Power Grid inspect power cables connecting transmission towers in Dongguan, Guangdong province in May 2018. Photo: Reuters
Workers of grid operator China Southern Power Grid inspect power cables connecting transmission towers in Dongguan, Guangdong province in May 2018. Photo: Reuters
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