Fast economic growth and a rise in demand for heating to combat extremely low temperatures this winter have led to power cuts across a swathe of central China, said China Daily. A fall in electricity generated by hydropower stations because of low water levels has exacerbated the problem of blackouts in some regions. Local power companies have been forced to cut power to homes during peak hours, to guarantee sufficient supply for industrial production.
Demand is expected to dip in coming months but to rise again in the summer because of high use of air conditioners.
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