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In 2016, the overall power generation in China reached 6,417.1TWh, increased by 6.5% over the previous year, with a 1.6 percentage points increase in growth rate.


       Overall Power Generation and Year-on-year Growth 2010-2017


According to the data of the National Bureau of Statistics, national power generation with certain capacity level reached 6,275.8TWh in 2017, increased by 5.7% over 2016.In terms of monthly statistics, power generation has kept a relatively steady growth, while the first half of 2017 grew faster than the second half.

                Month Power Generation and Growth Rate 2017


Generation by Source

The share of thermal power generation has been decreasing contionuously.Although the grow of thermal power generation was 3.0 percentage points higher than the previous years since the consumption began to recover, it was still 1.3 percentage points lower than the overall generation growth rate. The share of thermal power generation has continuously decreased from 82.8% in 2011 to 71% in 2017, while its share in the generation mix has decreased by 11.2 percentage point since 2011.Gas-fired generation had a year-on-year increased by 3.2%.


          Power Generation by Source and Its Growth Rate 2017


                 Power Generation Mix by Source 2016 and 2017


The share of non-fossil fuel power generation has been increasing rapidly. In 2017, power generation from non-fossil sources reached 1942.7TWh with a year-on-year growth of 10.1%.The share of non-fossil source generation in the overall generation mix was 30.3%, which was 1.0 percentage points higher than 2016.Integrated wind and solar power generation reached 420.0TWh with a year-on-year growth of 36.3%, which was 30.1 percentage points higher than the overall power generation additions. Power generation from integrated wind power and solar power accounted for 6.5% of the overall power generation, increased by 5.4 percentage points compared with 2010 and 1.4 percentage points compared with 2015.Hydropower generation experienced a negative growth in the first half of 2017 because of the relatively big base number of the previous year, followed by a general recovery in the second half. The annual hydropower generation in 2017 reached 1,193.1TWh, with a year-on-year growth of 1.6%, dropped by 4.0 percentage points from the previous year. Biomass and nuclear power generation reached 81.3TWh and 248.1TWh respectively, increased by 18.3% and 16.4%


    Thermal Power Generation, Growth Rate and Mix by Fuel Type 2017


  Power Generation from Wind and Solar and Its Share in Generation Mix 2010-2017




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