Residents and businesses in Hangzhou, Zhejiang have been told to prepare for blackouts since the city sources 80 per cent of its power from other regions. Photo: AFP
Residents and businesses in Hangzhou, Zhejiang have been told to prepare for blackouts since the city sources 80 per cent of its power from other regions. Photo: AFP

Chinese cities face power outages as economic rebound, heat put grids under pressure

  • Power consumption hit an all-time high last week and 11 provinces saw peak-load surges, State Grid says
  • Some governments are warning of disruptions and taking measures like suspending production

Residents and businesses in Hangzhou, Zhejiang have been told to prepare for blackouts since the city sources 80 per cent of its power from other regions. Photo: AFP
Residents and businesses in Hangzhou, Zhejiang have been told to prepare for blackouts since the city sources 80 per cent of its power from other regions. Photo: AFP
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