2020 Electricity Consumption Data of China Released

from:China Electricity Councildate:2021-01-20

In 2020, the overall electricity consumption in China reached 7,511TWh, with a year-on-year growth of 3.1%. Specifically, the electricity consumption of primary, secondary and tertiary industry was 85.9TWh, 5,121.5TWh and 1,208.7TWh respectively, grew by 10.2%, 2.5% and 1.9% over the previous year. Residential power consumption reached 1,094.9TWh with a year-on-year growth of 6.9%.

In 2020, the accumulative average utilization hours (AUHs) of power generation equipment of 6MW and above nationwide was 3,758 hours, a decrease of 70 hours from 2019. Among them, the AUHs of hydropower equipment was 3,827 hours, increased by 130 hours over the previous year; while the AUHs of thermal power equipment was 4,216 hours, a decrease of 92 hours.

Newly installed power generation capacity in China reached 190.87GW in 2020, in which hydro, wind and solar power reached 13.23GW, 71.67GW and 48.2GW respectively. 

Authorized by the government, China Electricity Council undertakes data collection and statistics analysis of power industry in China.

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