Oct. 18, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's power consumption reached 405.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in September this year, up 2.9% compared to the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration
In the first nine months of this year, the country consumed 3,688.2 TWhs of electricity, 4.8% more than that in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from January to September, primary industry consumed 79.5 TWhs, reflecting a decrease of 0.5% YoY. The power consumption of secondary industry was 2,702.3 TWhs, 2.9% more than a year earlier.
The power consumption of tertiary industry was 428.5 TWhs, rising 11.3% from a year earlier.
Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural area increased 11.6% YoY to 477.9 TWhs during the reporting period.
The country added 41.38 million kilowatt of new capacity in the nine-month period, of which, 9.37 million kW from hydroelectric and 25.82 million kW from thermal power.