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New Installed Capacity Hit A Record High
- Nov 23, 2017 -

New installed capacity hit a record high, the proportion of clean energy installed capacity increased significantly

In the first half of the year, the installed capacity of newly commissioned power generation in the country was 56.99 million kilowatts, an increase of 136.6 million kilowatts over the same period of the previous year. Among them, the new dumped 4.337 million kilowatts of electricity, thermal power 27.11 million kilowatts, 2.17 million kilowatts of nuclear power, wind 574,000 kilowatts, 17.6 million kilowatts of solar power. As of the end of June, the installed capacity of power plants of 6,000 kilowatts and above in the country was 1,520,000,000 kilowatts, an increase of 11.3% over the same period of last year.


It is estimated that newly installed power generation capacity in China will reach 130 GW in 2016. Among them, thermal power is 54 million kilowatts, 11 million kilowatts of hydropower, 4.9 million kilowatts of nuclear power, grid-connected wind power 34 million kilowatts, grid-connected solar power 27 million kilowatts. As of the end of 2016, the installed capacity of power generation in the country will reach 1.64 billion kilowatts, up 8.7% over the previous year. Among them, hydropower 330 million kilowatts, an increase of 3.5%, accounting for 20.2%; thermal power 1.04 billion kilowatts, an increase of 5.5%, accounting for 63.8%; nuclear power 32.09 million kilowatts, an increase of 18.1%, accounting for 2.0%; grid- 160 million kilowatts, an increase of 26.6%, accounting for 9.9%; grid-connected solar power 68.3 million kilowatts, an increase of 64.2%, accounting for 4.2%. Clean energy installed capacity reached 593 million kilowatts, the proportion of total installed capacity rose to 36.2%, an increase of about 1.9 percentage points over the previous year.


In terms of layout, new installed capacity mainly concentrated in the regions of North China and Northwest Power Grids, accounting for 25% and 23% of the total respectively. The newly installed generating capacity of the power grids in East China, Central China, Northeast China, Southwest China and South China respectively accounted for about The proportion of new installed capacity in the country is 13%, 10%, 8%, 6% and 15%. Among them, the newly added hydropower concentrated in the Southwest Power Grid and the Southern Power Grid area, the two together accounted for 62% of the country's new hydropower installed capacity; new thermal power concentrated in the North China, Northwest China Southern Power Grid area, accounting for 28%, 19%, 15% ; Newly-added nuclear power is concentrated in the regions of East China, Northeast China and South China Power Grid, accounting for 44%, 20% and 35% respectively; newly-added wind power is concentrated in the regions of North China and Northwest China, accounting for 30% and 23% respectively; Northwest, North China Power Grid area, respectively, 41%, 25%.


The utilization hours of power generation equipment continued to drop, and the power supply and demand situation in the country was more relaxed. In some areas, there was a small amount of power shortage during peak hours


In the first half of the year, the average utilization hours of power generation equipment in the country were 1797 hours, a decrease of 138 hours year-on-year, and lasted for 5 years. Among them, the average utilization of hydropower equipment hours 1658 hours, an increase of 146 hours; average utilization hours of thermal power equipment 1964 hours, down 194 hours.


It is estimated that the average utilization hours of power generation equipment in the country in 2016 will be about 3,760 hours, about 210 hours less than the previous year. The average utilization hours of thermal power equipment is 4040 hours, about 290 hours lower than the previous year and a further record low since the reform and opening up.


As the power installed capacity grew significantly faster than demand, and over-abundance of water, coal supply is better, the national electricity supply and demand situation further easing. In terms of sub-regions, power supply and demand balance in North China Power Grid is balanced; power supply and demand balance in East China, Central China and South China Power Grid is more than adequate; there is ample power surplus in Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Power Grids. In the provincial power grid, only the power grids in southern Hebei, Shandong Power Grid, Jiangsu Power Grid and Anhui Power Grid are affected by high temperature, and there is a small amount of power gap in summer peak hours.