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China power woes as drought worsens supply crunch

China power woes as drought worsens supply crunch

Much of central China is enduring its worst energy crisis in years, as factories and residents face power cuts as supply runs short of demand _ a problem worsening as drought dries rivers, reducing hydroelectric capacity.
Authorities are warning that manufacturers in booming industrial regions west of Shanghai may face even tighter power rationing as demand surges in the peak summer months as electricity generators curb output due to rising costs for coal and oil.


Updated : 2021-08-02 21:36 GMT+08:00