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China holds enough coal as power loads hit new peaks: state planner

Xinhua

Yuyuan Garden turns on the cooling spray on another scorching summer day.

China is holding sufficient thermal coal stocks thanks to months of peak domestic mining, ensuring stable supply, the state economic planner said on Thursday, two days after the national power load hit a new high amid summer heat waves.

Several Chinese cities broke new records for high temperatures on Tuesday as scorching heat and contrasting relentless rains wreaked havoc, with forecasters expecting weather extremes to linger for days.

This had led the nation’s maximum power load reaching a record 1.22 billion kilowatts on Tuesday, the state planner said.

Power generation was 27.854 billion kilowatt-hours on the same day, Li Yunqing, director of the Operation Bureau at the National Development and Reform Commission told a news briefing.

Such provinces and regions as Shanxi, Shaanxi,…

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