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2017 electric power industry summary statistics

Published on: January 22, 2018

Original title: 2017年全国电力工业统计数据
Links: Source document (in Chinese) (link).


Please note: updated data, including electricity production data, is available here




National power industry statistics table

Indicator Unit Annual total
Amount Increase
National total power consumption GWh 6,307,700 6.6
Of which: primary industry power cons. GWh 115,500 7.3
Secondary industry power cons. GWh 4,441,300 5.5
Industrial power cons. GWh 4,362,400 5.5
-- -- Light industry power cons. GWh 749,300 7
Heavy industry power cons. GWh 3,613,100 5.2
Tertiary industry power cons. GWh 881,400 10.7
Household power cons. GWh 869,500 7.8
Total installed capacity MW 1,777,030 7.6
Of which: Hydropower MW 341,190 2.7
Thermal power MW 1,106,040 4.3
Nuclear power MW 35,820 6.5
Wind power (on-grid) MW 163,670 10.5
Solar power (on-grid) MW 130,250 68.7
Coal consumption, net, (as standard coal equivalent) in power plants 6 MW and above g/kWh 309 -3
Transmission and distribution losses % 6 -0.1
Power plant productivity (full load hours; 6 MW+ power plant avg.) hours 3,786 -11
Of which:Hydro power hours 3,579 -40
Thermal power hours 4,209 23
Power infrastructure investment Million RMB 270,000 -20.8
Of which: Hydropower Million RMB 61,800 0.1
Thermal power Million RMB 74,000 -33.9
Nuclear power Million RMB 39,500 -21.6
Power grid infrastructure investment Million RMB 531,500 -2.2
Installed generation capacity, additions MW 133,720 10.1
Of which:Hydro power MW 12,870 9.2
Thermal power MW 45,780 -9.3
Substation capacity (>220 kV), additions MVA 242,630 -0.5
Transmission line length (>220 kV), additions km 41,459 18.5

Note:Total power consumption indicators are for total installed capacity; statistics on generation capacity, grid infrastructure construction are completed projects included in the data on large-scale power industry data。

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