September 5, 2008

An Essential Report on the Development and Forecast of China’s Power Industry

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Development and Forecast on Chinas Power Industry 2007" report to their offering.

Jan-Aug 2007, the total amount of electricity consumption in China was 2,118,182 million kwh, which has increased 15.20 per cent year-on year. The major demands of electricity were from the iron and steel, cement, nonferrous metals contour energy industries.

According the national statistic's report that Jan-Aug 2007, the total amount of electricity generation was 2,086,094 mrillion kwh, which were generated by the major above-scale power plants. The figure has increased 16.3 per cent year-on-year. The contributions of the figure were, hydropower 277.1 billion kwh, up 9.1 per cent year-on-year; thermal power 1.763858 trillion kwh, up 17.5 per cent year-on-year;

Jan-Aug 2007, the average utilization hours of electricity equipments were 3,358 hours which have decreased 136 hours year-on-year. The utilization hours of hydropower equipments were 2,338 hours, dropping 47 hours year-on-year; the utilization hours of thermal power equipments were 1,570 hours, dropping 173 hours year-on year.

Expecting 2008, the total amount of electricity demands will reach 3.7234 trillion, the additional capacity of 76.74 million kw.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Electricity supply and demand situation 2007

1.1 Demand

1.2 Supply

2. Analysis of Core Elements

2.1 Utilization hours: thermal power utilization decline stabilize expected 08 warmer

2.2 Coal prices and electricity price

2.2.1 Steam coal prices continued to rise, grabbing electricity profits

2.2.2 Linkage of coal and electricity

3. The assets restructuring of power industry and M&A

3.1 Extensive expansion

3.2 Asset injection, hydropower Preference

4. In 2008 the power industry forecast

4.1 Demand Forecast

4.2 Supply Forecast

4.3 Utilization hours forecast


Figure: Electricity consumption growth and trend forecast by industries, 2005-2007

Figure: Proportion of Thermal power and hydropower 2005-2007

Figure: Thermal power generating capacity and growth trends 2005-2007

Figure: Hydropower generating capacity and growth trends 2005-2007

Figure: Hydropower and thermal power generation capacity growth August 2006 -August 2007

Figure: 2004-2007 thermal power equipment use hours monthly changes

Figure: Coal price trend

Figure: Chinas hydropower installed capacity growth trend

Figure: 2005-2010 the whole society electricity consumption

Figure: Electricity consumption growth of high energy consumption industry in the first eight months of 2007

Figure: electricity demand growth of the provinces top ranking in the first eight months of 2007

Figure: 2006 Three core equipment factories' output

Figure: 2006-2010 scale of new additional unit

Figure: 2006-2010 hydropower and thermal power installed capacity forecast

Figure: 2008 utilization hours forecast

Table: 2007 January-August electricity consumption

Table: August 2006 - August 2007 generating capacity and growth

Table: 2007 January-August thermal power, hydropower and nuclear power supply situation

Table: August 2006 - August 2007, August thermal power and hydropower comparison

Table: 2007 January-August of hours changes

Table: Companies with acquisition potential

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