Dec 17, 2015 (China Knowledge) - China's electricity consumption reached 465.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in Nov this year, up 0.6% compared to the same period last year, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration.
In the first eleven months of this year, the country consumed 5,049.3 TWhs of electricity, up 0.7% than in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from Jan to Nov, the primary industry consumed 95.3 TWhs of electricity, reflecting an increase of 3.0% year on year. The power consumption of the secondary industry was 3,633 TWhs, 1.1% lower than a year earlier.
Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural areas went up 4.7% year on year to 668.6 TWhs during the reporting period.
The country added 90.44 million kilowatts (kW) of new power capacity in the first eleven months of this year, of which 13.31 million kW was from hydroelectric power and 47.51 million kW from thermal power.