China’s electricity output in September climbed by 11.5 per cent year-on-year to 386.1 billion kWh, with the expansion easing along with national economic growth, according to National Bureau of Statistics figures.

The pace of expansion has flagged from an average of 13.5 per cent for the first half of the year, despite the September figure being calculated from a low base in 2010 when a campaign to curb energy use took force, reports Reuters.

September’s daily generation figures were also below those for the previous three months, when it topped 13 billion kWh due to high temperatures.

Thermal power plants’ output rose by 19.5 per cent year-on-year to 314.6 billion kWh and generation from nuclear stations grew by 15.1 per cent to 7.69 billion kWh, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

But hydro generation dropped by 20.2 per cent to 56.85 billion kWh.

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