As China’s economic recovery and hot weather boosts production demands, cities across the country’s main industrial province, Guangdong, are rationing power, reported Bloomberg.
In a statement by China Southern Power Grid, 21 municipalities in Guangdong are limiting power use with businesses and factories forced to close multiple days a week, slowing production. Resumed industrial activity and increased air conditioning demand are the main causes of the electricity shortage.
Electricity usage in the grid operator’s province increased 24% through May 29 and rose to a record high on May 21. Affected cities in Guangdong province include Guangzhou, Foshan, Shantou, and Dongguan.