Business News Asia
Electricity consumption has increased in major Chinese provinces as a result of heat waves. Henan, China’s third most populous province, saw record demand for electricity.
According to the report, electricity demand in the province peaked at 65.34 million kilowatts on Sunday.
While the province’s grid will be able to handle the large demand, Henan is expected to face power supply problems this summer. The maximum amount of electricity is expected to rise to nearly 75 million kilowatts.
Neighboring Henan and Shandong provinces, as well as parts of Hebei province, have been struggling with a scorching heat wave and dry weather this month. This is in contrast to southern China, which has been experiencing heavy rainfall on and off for decades.
The temperature in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, has been 40 degrees Celsius in recent days.