Dec. 14, 2009 (China Knowledge) - China's electricity output surged 26.9% year on year to 323.4 billion kWh in November, according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.
The growth is 9.8 percentage points higher than that in October.
During the month, the output of thermal power, which accounts for more than 80% of the total electricity output, rose 38.8% from a year ago to 275.95 billion kWh. Nuclear power output increased 2.7% year on year to 5.51 billion kWh, while the country's hydropower output dropped 23.3% to 36.47 billion kWh.
In the first 11 months, the total electricity output rose 5.2% year on year to 3.29 trillion kWh.
The country's electricity consumption last month was 326.7 kWh, up 26.9% year on year or 4.1% month on month, according to statistics released by the China Electricity Council.
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