According to the information of the power industry operation from January to July announced by China Electricity Council, China's PV installation reached to 35GW, combined with the national new PV power installation capacity of 24.4 Million KW in the first half of 2017, which broke the imagination of people again. The following is the original version of the China Electricity Council.

The information of the power industry operation from January to July of 2017

From January to July, the national electricity supply and demand is loose. Compared with last year, the increasing speed of electricity consumption of the whole society is improved a lot, the electricity consumption in July has created a new record in history, and the industrial electricity consumption grew fast, the electricity consumption increase speed of light and heavy industry is improved compared with last year. The four Power Consumption Industries have achieved positive growth; the total power consumption growth is lower than the industry electricity consumption. Compared with last year, the Power generation equipment utilizations hours are flat, the water and electricity consumptions hours are decreased, and the cross-region and cross-province electricity output is increased, the new thermal power installation is decreased, and the new solar power installation increased greatly.

1. The increase speed of electricity consumption in the whole society is improved compared with last year, the electricity consumption created a new record in July

From January to July, the national electricity consumption is 3.5578 Trillion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 6.9%, and the growth rate increased by 3.3% compared with the same period last year.

In the view of industry, from January to July, the electricity consumption of the first industry was 65.5 Billion Kilowatt, the growth rate was 7.7%, accounting for the proportion of the total electricity consumption was 1.8%. The electricity consumption of the second industry was 2.5317 Trillion Kilowatt, the growth was 6.7%, the growth rate was increased by 5.1% compared with last year, the proportion of electricity consumption of the whole society was 71.2%, and the contribution of electricity consumption to the whole society was 69.1%.The electricity consumption of the third industry was 489.3 Billion Kilowatt, the growth rate was 9.9%, the growth rate is decreased by 0.3% over last year, which accounted for 13.8% of the whole society's electricity consumption, and the contribution to the whole society of the increasing of electricity consumption was 19.2%. The growth rate was decreased by 3% compared with last year, which accounted for 13.2% to the whole society, and the proportion of electricity consumption of the whole society was 71.2%.

In the view of provinces, from January to July, the electricity consumption of all the provinces around the whole country achieved positive growth. Among which there are 14 provinces in the whole society have higher consumption rate than the national average (6.3%), which are Tibet (20.8%), Ningxia (13.2%), Shaanxi (12.8%), Xinjiang (11.6%), Shanxi (11.3%), Guizhou (11.2%), Inner Mongolia (10.3%), Yunnan ( 9.1%), Jiangxi (9%), Gansu (8.9%), Anhui (8.5%), Qinghai (8.4%), Zhejiang (7.2%) and Shandong (7.1%).

In July, the whole society of electricity consumption is 607.2 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 9.9%. In the view of the industry, the electricity consumption of the first industry is 14.5 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 9.8%, the electricity consumption of the second industry is 436.3 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 9.7%, the electricity consumption of the third industry is 84 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 13.1%, and the electricity consumption of urban and rural residents is 72.4 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 7.6%.

In the view of provinces, in July, except for Hainan (-2%), other provinces achieved positive electricity consumption growth. There are 17 provinces where the electricity consumption grew faster than the national average (9.9%). Among which, the province with a growth rate more than 20% is Shaanxi (23%).

2. The industrial electricity consumption grew fast, the increase speed of light and heavy industry electricity consumption is improved compared with last year

From January to July, the electricity consumption of the whole country was 2.4884 Trillion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate was 6.7%, which was increased by 5.1% compared with last year, which accounted for 69.9% of the whole society's electricity consumption, and the contribution to the whole society’s electricity consumption increase was 67.8%. Among which the electricity consumption of light industry was 419.9 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate was 3%; the electricity consumption of heavy industry was 2.0685 Trillion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate was 6.6%, which was increased by 5.5% compared with last year.

In July, the electricity consumption of the whole country was 429.4 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate was 9.7%, which accounted for 70.7% of the whole society's electricity consumption. Among which the electricity consumption of light industry was 70.7 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate was 9.7%, which accounted for 11.6% of the whole society's electricity consumption. The electricity consumption of heavy industry was 358.6 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate was 9.7%, which accounted for 59.1% of the whole society's electricity consumption.

From January to July, the electricity consumption of national manufacturing is 1.8467 Trillion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 6.9%, which is increased by 6.4% compared with last year. In July, the electricity consumption of national manufacturing is 293.7 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 7.1%, and the daily electricity consumption of manufacturing is 9.47 Billion KWH/day, it is increased at 610 million kwh/day than last year and it is decreased at 70 million kwh/day than last month.

3. The four High Power Consumption Industries have achieved positive growth, the total power consumption growth is lower than the industry

From January to July, the total electricity consumption of chemical raw materials, non-metallic mineral products, ferrous metal smelting and non-ferrous metal smelting, which are four high power consumption industry, is 1.0381 Trillion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 6%, which increased by 8.7% compared with last year, which accounted for 29.2% of total electricity consumption of the whole society, and the contribution rate of electricity consumption increase to the whole society is 25.5%. Among which the electricity consumption of the chemical industry is255.4 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 3.5%, which is increased by 0.1% compared with last year, the electricity consumption of building materials industry is 180.7 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 4%,which is increased by 3.9% compared with last year; the electricity consumption of ferrous metal smelting is 277.4 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 2.4%, which is increased by 11% compared with last year; the electricity consumption of non-ferrous Metallurgy industry is 324.6 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 12.7%, which is increased by 16.1% compared with last year.

In July, the total electricity consumption of four high power consumption industry is 157.9 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 4.6%, which is increased by 4% compared with last year, which accounted for 26% of total electricity consumption of the whole society. Among which the electricity consumption of chemical industry is 38.4 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 5.7%, which is increased by 4.8% compared with last year; the electricity consumption of building materials industry is 30.5 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 5.9%, which is increased by 0.7% compared with last year; the electricity consumption of ferrous metal smelting is 41.8 Billion KWH, the year-on-year growth rate is 1.3% ,which is increased by 5.9% compared with last year; the electricity consumption of non-ferrous metal smelting industry is 47.3 Billion KWH, the growth rate is increasing by 3.5% compared with last year.

4. Power generation installation is decreased compared with last year, the electricity generation is positive increase for current month.

By the end of July, the power station installation capacity of the whole country with 6,000 Kilowatt and more than 6,000 Kilowatt is 1.65 billion kwh, the year-on-year growth rate is 7.2%, which is decreased by 4.2% compared with last year. Among which, the hydropower is 290 million Kwh, the thermal power is 1.07 billion Kwh, the nuclear energy is 34.73 Million Kwh, and the grid-connected wind power is 160 million Kwh. From January to July, the power station generation capacity of the whole country is 3.5698 Trillion Kwh, the year-on-year growth rate is 6.8%, which is increased by 4.8% compared with last year.

From January to July, the power station generation capacity of the whole country is 585.7 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 3.4%, which is decreased by 16.6% compared with last year. The top three provinces of hydropower generation in China are Sichuan (153.7 billion Kwh), Yunnan (114.9 Billion Kwh) and Hubei (78.9 Billion Kwh), and the total hydroelectric power generation accounts for 59.3% of the whole country's hydroelectric power generation, which are increased by 7.9%, 16.6% and 9% respectively.

From January to July, if the Fossil-fired power station power generation capacity is more than 2.6581 Trillion Kwh, the year-on-year growth rate is 7.8%, which is increased by 9.7%. In the view of provinces, except for Hainan (-14.4%), Beijing (-7%) and Yunnan (-0.5%), the thermal power generation in other provinces has been increasing positively. Among which, provinces with a growth rate more than 20% are Ningxia (27.1%), Hunan (26.7%), Guangxi (21%) and Qinghai (20.6%), provinces with a growth rate more than 10% is Hubei (17.5%), Jiangxi (17.1%), Guizhou (14.6%), Guangdong (12.3%), Tibet ( 11.5%), Chongqing (11.2%) and Tianjin (10.2%).

From January to July, the national nuclear power generation is 138.5 Billion Kwh, the year-on-year growth rate is 19.1%, which is decreased by 5.4% compared with last year.

From January to July, the national wind power plant power generation with 6,000 Kilowatt and more than 6,000 Kilowatt is 170.4 Billion Kwh, the year-on-year growth rate is 22.4%, which is decreased by 3.7% compared with last year.

5. The Power generation equipment utilization hour is equal to last year, the water and electricity utilization hours is decreased compared with last year.

From January to July, the national power generation equipment averaged utilization hours is 2,148 hours, which decreased at 1 hour compared with last year.

From January to July, the average utilization hours of the national hydroelectric equipment is 1920 hours, it is decreased at 159 hours compared with last year. In the 7 provinces with more than 10 Million Kwh of hydropower installation capacity, except for Yunnan province increasing by 302 hours, the water and electricity equipment of the rest of provinces in the average utilization hours is decreased compared with last year, including Guangxi and Guizhou, which are decreased by more than 600 hours respectively, are decreased at 667 and 650 hours respectively; Hunan and Hubei decreased at 477 and 235 hours respectively, and the average utilization hours of the national thermal power equipment was 2,402 hours, which is increased at 66 hours compared with last year. In the view of provinces, there are 11 provinces in the country whose utilization hours are more than the nation's average, including Jiangsu, Hebei, Shandong and Ningxia are more than 2,800 hours, and Tibet and Yunnan only 63 and 743 hours respectively. Compared with the same period last year, there are 24 provinces in the country with the increasing hours of thermal power, including Hunan, Jiangxi, Hubei, Shaanxi and Ningxia are more than 200 hours; Fujian, Guangdong, Qinghai, Zhejiang, Guizhou and Hebei are increased more than 100 hours, while Hainan, Beijing and Chongqing are lower than 100 hours, The decrease hours are 412, 167 and 117 hours respectively, and the national nuclear power equipment averaged utilization hours are 4,085 hours, the increasing hours are 103 hours over last year, and the national wind power equipment average hours are 1118 hours, which is increased at 79 hours.

6. Year-on-year cross-district and cross-province electricity output increase

From January to July, the national cross-region transmission power is 217.5 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 8.4%. Among which, the power from North China (UHV) is 2.3 Billion Kwh, with a decreasing rate of 27.7%, the power from north China delivered to East is 10.9 Billion Kwh, the year-on-year growth rate is 18.5%, the power delivery from northeast to North China is 12.5 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 2.4%, the power delivery from central China to East is 18.1 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 15.1%, the power delivery from central China to South is 13.4 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 3%, the total power from north and central China is 57.8 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 10.9%, the power delivery from Southwest China to East is 50.9 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 0.8%.

From January to July, the total power of the country is 599.8 Billion Kwh, the growth delivered is 85.5 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 8%, the power of Yunnan delivered is 73 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 22.3%, the power of Sichuan delivered is 66 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 6.3%, the power of Shanxi delivered is 49.5 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 13.7%, the power of Hubei delivered is 44.5 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 9.1%, the power of Guizhou delivered is 33.3 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 25.9%, the power of Anhui delivered is 31.4 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 9.9%, the power of Ningxia delivered is 28.3 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 54.8%, the power of Xinjiang delivered is 25.8 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 28.4%, the power of Hebei delivered is 25.1 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 8.8%, the power of Shaanxi delivered is 22.1 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 15%, the power of Gansu delivered is 18.9 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 38.3%,the power of Liaoning delivered is 17.5 billion Kwh, the growth rate is 0.8%.

The national cross-region power delivered is 49.6 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 14%. Among which, the power delivered from north China to East China is 3.3 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 117.2%, the power delivered from northeast to North China is 2 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 0.1%, the power delivered from the central China to East China is 5.5 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 11.6%, the power delivered from central China to South China is 2.7 Billion Kilowatt, the decreased rate is 7.5%, the total power delivered from the northwest to the north and central China is 9.4 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 14.8%, the power delivered from to east China is 15.8 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 4.6%.

In July, the total power in the country is 119.4 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 13.5%. Among which, the power delivered from Sichuan is 20.5 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 13.6%, the power delivered from Yunnan is 15.8 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 0.9%, the power delivered from Inner Mongolia is 14.4 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 11%, the power delivered from Hubei is 10.7 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 13.9%, the power delivered from Shanxi is 10.2 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 29.5%, the power delivered fromGuizhou is 7.7 Billion Kwh, the decreased rate is 4.1%, the power delivered from Anhui is 5.7 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 38%, the power delivered from Ningxia is 5 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 77.9%, the power delivered from Hebei is 3.6 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 60.2%, the power delivered from Xinjiang is 3.5 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 28.1%, the power delivered from Shaanxi is 3.1 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 0.9%, the power delivered from Gansu is 2.6 Billion Kwh, the growth rate is 65.8%.

7. The new thermal power installation is decreased, the new solar energy generation installation is increased greatly

From January to July, the new generation capacity of the national infrastructure is 68.84 Billion Kwh, there are invested 4.09 Billion Kwh over the period of last year. Among them, the hydropower is 6.69 Billion Kwh, the thermal power is 18.84 Billion Kwh, the nuclear is 1.09 Billion Kwh, the wind power is 7.3 Billion Kwh, and the solar power is 34.92 Billion Kwh. There are invested 148 Billion Kwh, 49 Billion Kwh and 13.66 Billion Kwh for Hydropower, wind power and solar power respectively compared with the same period of last year, and the thermal and nuclear power station were less invested 931 Billion Kwh and 2.23 Billion Kwh less than last year.

8. Power investment is decreased, the grid investment is increased

From January to July, the main power supply projects in the country is invested with 125.5 Billion Yuan, which is decreased by 13.7%. Among which, the water and electricity is 25.4 Billion Yuan, the decreased rate is 4.6%, the thermal power is 37.4 Billion Yuan, the decreased rate is 19.3%, the nuclear energy is 21.5 Billion Yuan, the decreased rate is 16.2%, the wind power is 25.5 Billion Yuan, and the decreased rate is 18.3%. The clean energy investment of hydropower, nuclear power and wind power is accounted for 70.2% of the investment in electricity, which is increased by 2.1% over last year.

From January to July, the national Grid project investment is 281.3 Billion Yuan, the growth rate is 9.9%.