Jun 24, 2022 07:30 PM

Heatwaves in China Raise Specter of Power Crunch

Rising temperatures have sent electricity demand soaring to record highs in some Chinese provinces, raising concerns about tight supply after energy shortages last year.

On Tuesday, the maximum electricity load on Shandong province’s power grid hit 92.94 million kilowatts, smashing the record of just over 90 million kilowatts set in 2020. On the same day, Henan province’s grid also set a record at 72.49 million kilowatts, surpassing the previous record of 71.08 million kilowatts set a day before.

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