NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

«Turn Down The ACs» : Record Electricity Demand In China Amid Searing Heat.

'Turn Down The ACs': Record Electricity Demand In China Amid Searing Heat

China Heat Wave: Prolonged periods of high temperatures could force China to limit power consumption.

Beijing:

Power consumption surged in large Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze river amid warmer-than-normal weather, with regions like Henan, China's third-most populous province, challenged by record electricity demand.

The maximum power demand load in Henan, which has a population of nearly 100 million people, set a new record of 65.34 million kilowatts on Sunday, state television reported on Monday.

While the provincial grid was able to cope with the heavy demand, electricity supply in Henan is expected to be relatively high this summer, according to the report, with the maximum load seen rising further to nearly 75 million kilowatts.

In contrast to the heaviest rainfall in 60 years in southern China, Henan and nearby Shandong and parts of Hebei have battled with scorching heatwaves and drought-like conditions this month.

Temperatures in Henan's capital Zhengzhou, where major Taiwanese Apple supplier Foxconn has a production hub, have reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in recent days.

As temperatures climb, demand for power rises as homes and businesses crank up air-conditioning, peaking typically around the end of July and beginning of August in China.

Prolonged periods of high temperatures could force China to limit, stagger or ration power consumption of industrial users during peak periods.

The high temperatures will persist through Tuesday, with Henan, Hebei and Shandong still the core areas of the warm weather, China's meteorological administration said.

"For this region, it is rare to see such persistence and intensity in high temperatures at this time in June," it said.

In Jiangsu, the maximum power demand load in China's fourth-most populous province broke above 100 million kilowatts on June 17 for the first time this summer, 19 days earlier than in 2021, according to state media.

Power consumption in Hefei, capital of eastern Anhui province, has also reached new highs, prompting calls to save electricity.

"Dear aunties, please turn down the air-conditioning setting by one degree in the summer and save more than 6% in electricity," officials urged residents of one county.

Останні новини
‘The Five’ slam AOC’s abortion remarks

‘The Five’ slam AOC’s abortion remarks

‘The Five’ co-hosts respond to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ comments on the overturning of Roe v. Wade’s legal precedent for abortion. #FoxNews #TheFive Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FO...

NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson - June 29 - NBC News NOW.

NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson - June 29 - NBC News NOW.

The January 6 committee is looking into witness tampering, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a sex trafficking case and NATO formally invites Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: N...

Attorney Claims Connecticut Man Was Paralyzed In Police Custody.

Attorney Claims Connecticut Man Was Paralyzed In Police Custody.

A Connecticut family is calling for justice after a man was severely injured while in New Haven police custody. NBC News' Steven Romo has more on the investigation, including how the city released body camera video showing the man slamming into th...

By the Numbers: Orlando museum fraud investigation

By the Numbers: Orlando museum fraud investigation

An exhibit at the Orlando Museum of Art is now being investigated by the FBI for potential fraud as 25 paintings may all be fake.

'I really see the song as a living symbol': Author on the national anthem - ABCNL.

'I really see the song as a living symbol': Author on the national anthem - ABCNL.

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Professor Mark Clague about his new book, "O Say Can You Hear?" on how the national anthem has impacted the country's culture and why it remains disputed. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC...

R. Kelly accuser says 'this has been happening for so long' - ABCNL

R. Kelly accuser says 'this has been happening for so long' - ABCNL

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Lizzette Martinez, one of R. Kelly's accusers, on her reaction to his 30-year prison sentence and her journey to healing. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: SUBSCRIBE...