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Jan 21, 2022 05:45 AM
ECONOMY

Guangdong Power Rationing Totaled 66 Days in 2021

What’s new: The year 2021 marked the worst power crunch in a decade for Guangdong, southern China’s manufacturing hub, where authorities rationed electricity for a total of 66 days, according to the provincial government.

The maximum load for Guangdong’s power grid surged to record highs seven times during the year. Demand peaked in September at 141 million kilowatts, 11% higher than a year ago, said Zheng Renhao, director of the Guangdong Development and Reform Commission.

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