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
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

Topic |   China economy
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
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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