June 15, 2011 / 6:38 AM / 8 years ago

TABLE-China power shortage forecasts by region

 BEIJING, June 15 (Reuters) - China appears to be heading for
its worst power shortage since 2004, putting pressure on already
squeezed industries and raising the possibility that the world's
second-largest economy will become a net importer of diesel.	
 Central, southern, southwestern and eastern provinces
introduced power use restrictions and rationing in late March,
well ahead of the summer peak demand season, stoking worries
that shortages could worsen and spread to more regions.	
 (For related analysis, click: )	
 Following are details of summer power shortage forecasts,
expected maximum loads, supply capacity in each region, as
reported by local grid operators, local governments or official
media.	
 All numbers are in gigawatts (GW), except Hubei's estimated
shortage.	
 	
 Province   maximum deficit  maximum load   supply or generation
                	
                                               capacity	
CENTRAL CHINA	
  Jiangxi      2.2-2.4             14.5              12	
  Henan          4.85                               50.7^  	
  Hunan          4.0                16              11.8 	
  Chongqing      2.1               8.5*             11.6^	
  Hubei        1.8-3.8~           25.2              49.1^ 	
EAST CHINA 	
  Zhejiang      3.5-5.0             50              57.2^	
  Anhui         2.5                                 29.3^	
  Jiangsu       11.0                69              59	
  Shanghai    0.6-1.1            28-28.5            27.4	
SOUTH CHINA*	
  Guangdong     4.0-6.5             73              70.9^	
  Guizhou      1.5-2.0              12              32.8^	
  Hainan        0.2                 2.3 -2.5         3.9^	
  Guangxi                           13.5-15.4       25.2^ 	
  Yunnan                            11-12           36.2^	
NORTH CHINA	
  Beijing        1.02               19.1             6.3^	
  Shandong       1.0                52              62.7^	
  Hebei          3.0                25-26.6         23.6	
  Tianjin        1.5                11.4            10.9^	
----------------------------------------------------------	
  Total#        42.87-47.87	
 ^ Total power generating capacity at the end of 2010. It
differs from supply capacity that includes delicate power
supplies from other regions or excludes delicate generation for
other regions. In addition, different types of generators,
nuclear, thermal, hydro or wind, have different utilisation
rates and thus represent different effective supply capacity.	
 * Forecasts are for the second quarter, overall shortages in
the five provinces covered by the China Southern Power Grid
could ease to 3 GW in July and August from 8 GW in June.
 	
 ~ in billion kilowatt hours	
 # Not including Hubei	
	
 (Reporting by Jim Bai and Tom Miles; Editing by Chris Lewis)	
 	
 
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below