China’s power consumption in October rose 5 percent from a year ago to 513 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), according to data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Wednesday.
Consumption in the first 10 months of this year reached 5.2 trillion kWh (5200 TWh), up 6.7 percent from a year ago.
China will use 6350 TWh in electricity for 2017. The USA has had no growth in electricity usage for many years and will likely use about 4100 TWh in 2017.
China’s October industrial power consumption rose 2.9 percent year-on-year to 358.7 billion kWh.
China’s total installed generation capacity reached 1,670.62 gigawatts by the end of October, according to NEA.
Coal power usage was still increasing in China. Coal use grew by 6.3% so far in 2017.
Nuclear use is increasing and overall energy usage is increasing.
There was a pause in energy usage growth in China in 2015. There was a pause in new nuclear starts …