The 14th National Energy Board released data show that in August , China's total electricity consumption 510.3 billion kwh , an increase of 13.7% , the growth rate picked up four consecutive months . Wherein the first industrial power 11.8 billion kwh , an increase of 6.5% ; second industrial power 357.3 billion kwh , up 12.1 percent ; tertiary industry 65.5 billion kwh electricity , an increase of 15.6% ; urban and rural residents with electricity 75.7 billion kwh , an increase of 21.4 %.
January to August , the national total electricity consumption cumulative 3.5003 trillion kwh , an increase of 6.8%. Sub-industries, the primary industry 69.2 billion kwh electricity , down 0.5% ; second industrial power 2.5654 trillion kwh , an increase of 6.3% ; tertiary industry consumption 416.1 billion kwh , up 10.7 percent ; urban and rural residents consumption 449.6 billion kwh , an increase of 7.5 %.
January to August , the national power generation equipment, the average utilization hours of 3,016 hours , down 57 hours . Among them, the average utilization hours of 2,265 hours of hydropower facilities , reduce 114 hours ; thermal power equipment average utilization hours of 3,323 hours , a decrease of 18 hours.
January to August , the national power capacity additions ( officially put into operation ) 47.1 million kilowatts , of which 16.05 million kilowatts of hydropower , thermal power 20.92 million kilowatts .