In case of off-season electricity shortage in many places, high power consumption industries will be limited.

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Business News on May 16
This year, the "power shortage" in many places in China has advanced, and the next step will be to implement "power rationing" measures for high-power industries.

Midsummer has not yet arrived, but the electricity shortage has not come yet. In the past two months, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui and other provinces have encountered off-season power shortages, and some areas have even begun to cut off power.

According to Xinhua News Agency, Baosteel has been confirmed that during the peak period of electricity consumption from June to September, the power department will implement certain power restrictions on its Shanghai production base.

With the advent of the off-season electricity shortage, the next high-power industry will be "limited".

Electricity shortage in off-season in many places

At present, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Hunan, Chongqing and other places have successively appeared in the off-season electricity shortage before the summer peak. According to data released by the National Energy Administration on the 14th, the electricity consumption of the whole society 376.8 billion kWh in April, a year-on-year increase of 11.2 percent, a decrease of 2.2 percentage points from the March growth rate, and a decrease of 3.1 percent from the previous month.

High energy consumption industry is said to be the main cause of "power shortage"

According to the Securities Times, data from the National Energy Administration show that in the first quarter, China's electricity consumption of the whole society totaled 1091.1 billion kilowatt-hours, an increase of 12.7 percent over the same period last year. Among them, the electricity consumption of the whole society during the peak winter period in March and January is basically the same, which is close to the electricity consumption during the peak summer peak period in July and August last year.

It is the high energy-consuming industry that has made an "outstanding contribution" to this. According to data from the China Electricity Council, in the first quarter, the electricity consumption of the four key industries of chemical industry, building materials, steel smelting, and non-ferrous metal smelting totaled 351.2 billion kWh, which was only less than the highest level in the second quarter of 2010, accounting for the proportion of electricity consumption in the whole society. It was 32.2, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from the same period last year.

Baosteel Shanghai base will be power rationing from June to September

Xinhua News Agency reported that the average daily output of domestic crude steel hit a record high in April, but the next step will be the impact of power restrictions on high-power companies in many places in the country. Baosteel has been confirmed that during the peak period of power consumption from June to September, the power department will implement certain power restriction measures for its Shanghai production base.

According to the latest statistics, domestic crude steel production reached 59.03 million tons in April, an increase of 7.1 percent over the same period last year, with an average daily output of 1.968 million tons, a record high. Meanwhile, steel exports (4840,10.00,0.21 per cent) fell 140000 tonnes in April. According to the information collected from various channels, the "power shortage" in many places in China has been ahead of schedule this year, and the next step will be to implement "power rationing" measures for high-power industries.

And oil?

Is the oil shortage following the electricity shortage?

According to the 21st Century Business Herald article, the head of a petrochemical company said that according to the experience before 2005, the electricity shortage must be followed by an oil shortage.

Admittedly, summer is China's traditional oil season, supply pressure. On May 13, the National Development and Reform Commission issued the "Fa Gai Dian [2011] No. 132" document, stating that the export of refined oil products will be strictly controlled in the near future. Except for Hong Kong and Macao, the export of diesel will be suspended in principle.