Electricity generating capacity of China has been increasing by leaps and bounds in the past decade with the uptrend saw a wane in recent two years. By the end of 2013, China has total generating capacity of 1257.68GW, increased by 9.7% over 2012. The overall electricity generation output of China in 2013 was 5372.1TWh, up by 7.73% over 2012.
The nature of energy resources in China determines that coal will still dominant the primary energy consumption of China for the long period to come. By the end of 2013, the thermal power (including coal, oil, gas, biomass etc.) generating capacity was 870.09GW, accounting for 69.18% in the total generating capacity. The thermal power generation in 2013 was 4221.6TWh, accounting for 78.58% in the total electricity generation.
By the end of 2013, hydro power capacity of China was 280.44GW, taking 22.30% in the total capacity. The hydro power generation in 2013 was 892.1TWh, taking 16.61% in the total generation. The hydro power capacity of China now ranked first in world.
Wind power capacity in China nearly doubled every year during the 11th Five-Year Plan Period (2005-2010). By the end of 2013, integrated wind power capacity in China reached 76.52GW, taking 6.08% in the total capacity. The wind power generation in 2013 was 138.3TWh. Integrated wind power capacity of China topped the world now.
By the end of 2013, nuclear power capacity in China was 14.66GW, taking only 1.17% in the total capacity. The nuclear power generation in 2013 was 111.5TWh, or 2.08% of total power generation. But China has the most ambitious plan of installing nuclear power in the world.
Major Gencos in China
China Huaneng Group
China Datang Corporation
China Huadian Corporation
China Guodian Corporation
China Power Investment Corporation
China National Nuclear Corporation
China Three Gorges Corporation
Shenhua Group Corporation Limited
State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation
China General Nuclear Power Corporation
Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Co., Ltd.