Jul. 13, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Huaneng Power International Inc<600011
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The power producer said in a statement that its electricity sales reached 141.64 TWhs in the first six months, down 1.45% YoY.
The company attributed the decrease in electricity output mainly to a decline in the output of electricity from thermal power plants and slow growth in newly-installed power capacity.
The company said earlier that its net profit soared 306.33% YoY to RMB 919 million in the first quarter of this year, due to an increase in domestic on-grid power prices and higher earnings from its Singapore power business. The firm's revenue rose 13% YoY or 1.93% quarter on quarter to RMB 34.26 billion during the period, China Knowledge reported earlier