The domestic media reported that the power supply in Guangdong is tight.
Guangdong recently tight power supply, some customers in Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Chaozhou were asked to stagger their power consumption. Many employees of the affected companies complained that the measures disrupted their holidays, and some of them even had to work in offices with high temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius but no air-conditioning.
Domestic media reported on Saturday (15), online rumors of stainless steel processing enterprises in Foshan on Sunday (9) received a peak electricity notice, requiring the implementation of peak electricity every Monday after, only 10% of the total production load power can be reserved for security and insulation. In addition, a kitchenware company in Panyu, Guangzhou, said on Friday (14) that it had received a notice from the power supply bureau to stagger electricity consumption every Saturday from the following day for a period of about three months.
A source from a power sales company in Guangdong told insider media that a power consumer in Dongguan with an annual electricity consumption of 10 million kilowatt-hours received a notice on Wednesday (12) to consciously “open six and stop one” every week, and that the power supply bureau would suspend or restrict power if it did not consciously stagger power consumption. However, the local power supply station staff said that the electricity load has reached a dangerous level and the request for voluntary peak usage has been changed to “open five and stop two”.
The report said that according to the “Guangzhou Orderly Electricity Consumption Plan for 2021” approved by the Guangzhou Bureau of Industry and Information Technology on Monday, the overall power supply in Guangdong province will be tight in 2021 and there is a greater risk of peak load restriction, which will affect the power supply tension or even shortage in the Guangzhou power grid.
The spot price of electricity in Guangdong rose for two consecutive days, far exceeding the benchmark price of coal. It is understood that Guangdong’s current power restrictions are related to the economic upturn and La Niña phenomenon, coupled with the fact that Guangdong is in a drought and the supply of hydropower is reduced. In addition, the China Electricity Council predicts that this year, the southern region’s power supply and demand is tight, in addition to Guangdong, there is also a greater risk of peak power restrictions in Yunnan. Currently Yunnan has implemented peak staggering measures for electrolytic aluminum enterprises in the province, cutting the highest electricity load by nearly 10%.