The State Grid Corporation of China chairman Wang Xinwei revealed that Beijing’s power supply is at a critical level, Apollo News Network reported.
Wang disclosed the power supply situation on Jan. 14 in a proposal for the company’s two sessions in 2022 in the “State Grid News.”
According to the chairman, Beijing’s local thermal power installed capacity at present is about 10.63 million kilowatts, and the power supply is about 8 million kilowatts during peak hours.
The capacity can only meet about 30% of the city’s electricity demand, and 70% of the electricity demand relies on the support of foreign power sources.
The proposal states that Beijing’s power shortage will reach 5 million kilowatts by 2025, with a gap ratio of more than 15%.
Beijing’s power supply and demand will change from a balance to a tight margin, and there may be a lack of reliable power sources in the central area.