Hubei Power Operation in September

In September, electricity consumption in Hubei Province grew steadily, and all electricity consumption indicators were in line with economic development expectations; water and electricity were less frequently used to reduce electricity generation, and thermal power generation supported the province’s electricity supply. In the same month, the province generated 19.44 billion kWh of electricity, a year-on-year decrease of 11.51%, and the entire society and industrial electricity consumption were 12.219 billion kWh and 8.15 billion kWh respectively, representing an increase of 6.86% and 7.65% respectively.

First, the main power generation production situation In the month, the province's power generation was 19.44 billion kWh, a year-on-year decrease of 11.51%. Among them, the Three Gorges generated 7.692 billion kwh, a decrease of 37.46%. Excluding the Three Gorges Project, the electricity generated was 11.748 billion kwh, an increase of 21.50%, of which: hydropower plants generated 4.002 billion kwh, a decrease of 25.74%; thermal power plants generated 7.730 billion kwh, an increase of 80.81%.

(1) The incoming water is seriously out of balance, and the reduction in hydropower leads to a drop in the total power generation in the province, and the main reservoir maintains a reasonably high water level. There were 3 more obvious precipitation processes in Hubei Province this month, mainly in northwestern Hubei. In the Han River basin, there was a large fall and the Danjiang Reservoir was forced to discharge water; the annual flow of water from the Yangtze River and Qingjiang River basins was on the average one to four percent less. During the month, the main hydropower plants all reduced in degrees, among which, the Three Gorges and Gezhouba Power Plants respectively generated 7.692 billion kwh and 1.564 billion kwh in the month, a decrease of 37.46% and 20.99%; Danjiang Hydropower Plant generated 554 million kwh in the month, a decrease of 13.93%. In the Qingjiang River basin, Shuibuya, Geheyan, and Gaobazhou were reduced by more than 50%. In order to prepare for the peak winter season, the dispatching department reasonably controlled the water levels of the major reservoirs. The water levels at the end of the month of the Three Gorges, Danjiang and Shuibuya were 166.16 meters, 155.01 meters and 387.96 meters, respectively, all at reasonably high levels.

(2) Thermal power generation supports the province's power supply, and the number of hours of utilization of the unit has increased significantly. However, the amount of losses incurred by the company has continued to expand, and the coal inventory has remained stable at a relatively high level. The monthly thermal power generation in Hubei Province reached 7.73 billion kwh, an increase of 80.81% year-on-year; the number of hours spent on thermal power units was 418 hours, an increase of 179 hours compared to the same period last year; thermal power accounted for 63.26% of the total electricity consumption of the month, effectively supporting the province's electricity supply. . From January to September, the average utilization hours of the unified thermal power units in the province reached 4013 hours, an increase of 867 hours. In the case of a significant increase in the number of hours of use of the crew, due to the high price of thermal coal, the amount of losses of the company continues to expand. It is estimated that the cumulative loss of thermal power enterprises in Hubei Province from January to September has reached 1.1 billion yuan. Despite the difficulties in production and operation of thermal power plants, coal mining groups are still doing everything possible, and the entire month's coal inventory remains at a high level of over 25 days.

From January to September, the province’s cumulative electricity generation was 159.299 billion kWh, an increase of 3.51% year-on-year, of which the Three Gorges generated 59.989 billion kWh, a decrease of 11.03%. Excluding the Three Gorges, the power generation was 99.610 billion kWh, an increase of 14.74%, of which: hydropower plants generated 27.706 billion kwh, a decrease of 16.52%; thermal power plants generated 71.793 billion kwh, an increase of 33.99%.

II. Situation and Analysis of Electricity Consumption In September, the whole society used 12.219 billion kWh of electricity, an increase of 784 million kWh over the same period last year, an increase of 6.86% year-on-year; industrial electricity consumption was 8.15 billion kWh, an increase of 7.65% over the same period of last year.

(a) The growth of electricity consumption in the entire society and industry has grown steadily, and electricity consumption in the light industry continues to maintain rapid growth. Due to the high base of electricity consumption in the same period of last year, the growth rate of electricity use in the whole society and industry was stable during the month. From the perspective of the internal structure of industrial electricity, the monthly light industrial electricity consumption was 1.192 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 12.51%, maintaining a steady and rapid growth since the beginning of the year; heavy industry electricity consumption was 6.958 billion kwh, an increase of 6.85%, and the increase in light and heavy industrial electricity consumption. The differentiation shows that the adjustment effect of industrial structure gradually emerged. From this year’s single-month increase in electricity usage, the number of double-digit growth has been maintained in the first five months. The increase in electricity usage in June, July, August and September was 7.15%, 18.29%, -0.42%, and 6.86%, respectively. It shows that the electricity situation has gradually changed from steady and rapid growth at the beginning of the year to steady growth.

(II) The main manufacturing industries such as iron and steel and chemical industry maintained steady growth, and the electricity consumption in the automotive industry continued to grow at a low rate. In the nine major manufacturing industries where electricity consumption exceeded 100 million kilowatt hours in September, except for the decline in electricity consumption caused by individual enterprises in the non-ferrous metals industry, electricity consumption in other industries increased to varying degrees, of which 3.9 billion were used by the metal products industry in the month. Kilowatt-hours, an increase of 76.45%, continues to maintain rapid growth. The ferrous metal smelting industry used 1.608 billion kwh electricity in the month, an increase of 9.11%; the chemical materials and chemicals manufacturing industry used 1.466 billion kwh electricity in the month, an increase of 7.75%; the non-metal mineral product industry used 605 million kwh, an increase of 14.04%. The above three key industries have a good electricity situation. The electricity, textile, food, beverage, tobacco, general and special equipment manufacturing industries maintained steady growth in the month. The transportation and electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing industry used 467 million kwh of electricity in the month, an increase of 0.08%, and the growth rate was low for seven consecutive months.

(3) The electricity use in all regions has generally increased, and most of the electricity in key cities has maintained a good growth trend. The electricity usage of 13 cities (prefectures) in the province has generally increased, and the growth rate of electricity use in all five cities (prefectures) is more than double digits. Major cities in Wuhan, Yichang, and Huangshi all recorded increases in electricity consumption above the provincial average. The cities in the post-industry cities of Jingmen, Huanggang, and Suizhou increased by more than 9.18 to 13.06 percentage points over the provincial average. The leading industries in Puyang City saw low-speed growth in the entire society and industrial electricity consumption.

From January to September, the total electricity consumption of the entire society was 109.525 billion kwh, an increase of 10.98%. Among them, the first, second and third industries respectively used 1.605 billion kwh, 79.055 billion kwh and 12.326 billion kwh, which represented an increase of 2.57%, 12.20% and 5.97% respectively; urban and rural households used 16.595 billion kwh, an increase of 10.04. %; industrial electricity consumption was 77.847 billion kwh, an increase of 12.10%.