China's power generation declined 3.3% year on year but rebounded by 5.3% from the preceding month to 641 TWh in May, with daily output at 20.68 TWh, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on June 15.
Thermal power generation (most from coal) reached 404.5 TWh in May, a 10.9% fall year on year. However, hydropower generation rose 26.7% to 121.7 TWh; wind and solar generation totaled 59.5 TWh and 20.7 TWh, respectively, down 0.7% but up 8.3% year on year. Nuclear generation came in at 34.7 TWh, up 1.3% year on year.
China's electricity generation totaled 3248.4 TWh in the first five months of 2022, up 0.5% from the same period in 2021.
Thermal power generation totaled 2,271.2 TWh over the period, a 3.5% decline year on year; hydropower generation rose 17.5% to 434.6 TWh; wind and solar generation reached 287.6 TWh and 88.7 TWh, respectively, up 5.6% and 12.9% year on year. Nuclear output was 166.3 TWh, up 4.5% year on year, data showed.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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