Jul 16, 2013 - China’s Huaneng Power International Inc (HKG:0902) said on Monday its power generation in China in the first half of 2013 had declined by 0.46% on the year to 149.483 billion kWh.
Huaneng Power, which is among the biggest power producers in China, generates electricity from various sources, including wind and hydropower.
Based on preliminary statistics as of June 30, 2013 the company sold 141.268 billion kWh of electricity, registering a drop of 0.26% as compared to the same period of 2012.
The fall was mainly attributable to the tough economic environment that led to lower-than-expected power consumption in China, and a considerable rise in hydropower generation, which in turn affected the thermal power sector. Furthermore, in the reporting period the power producer started denitrification transformation for more of its plants, thus hurting production.
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