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UPDATE 1-China Oct power consumption rises 5 pct y/y - NEA

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BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) - China's power consumption in October rose 5 percent from a year ago to 513 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), according to data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Wednesday.

Consumption in the first 10 months of this year reached 5.2 trillion kWh, up 6.7 percent from a year ago.

China's October industrial power consumption rose 2.9 percent year-on-year to 358.7 billion kWh.

China's total installed generation capacity reached 1,670.62 gigawatts by the end of October, according to NEA.

The following table is a breakdown of China's power consumption as well as other data for October.

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* Calculated by Reuters based on available government figures.

Primary industry refers to agriculture, animal husbandry, fishery and forestry. Excludes units with capacity of less than 6 megawatts.

Oct Y/Y Jan-Oct Y/Y

(bln kWh) pct chg (bln kWh) pct chg Total power use 513.0 5.0 5,201.8 6.7 Of which: Residential 68.8 8.7 737.6 7.6 Non-residential* 444.2 4,464.2 -Primary industry 8.4 3.6 99.5 7.4 -Secondary industry 365.0 3.0 3,628.0 5.7 Of which:

light industry 62.8 7.7 618.7 7.4

heavy industry 295.8 1.9 2,944.7 5.3 -Tertiary industry 70.8 12.4 736.7 10.7

Jan-Oct Y/Y Chg Power plant (hours) (hours) utilisation Average 3,109 -13 In which:

Thermal plant 3,431 26

Hydro plant 3,024 -44

Jan-Oct Y/Y Chg Coal use in (grams/kWh) (grams/kWh) generation

311 -3

New generation capacity Jan-Oct(GW) Y/Y pct chg Total 99.82 In which:

Thermal 33.21

Hydro 8.93

Total generation capacity^ End-Oct(GW) Y/Y pct chg Total 1,670.62 7.3 In which:

Thermal 1,083.36 5.0

Hydropower 295.17 3.5

Nuclear 35.82 6.8

Capital Investment(bln yuan) Jan-Oct Y/Y pct chg

Generation 197.7 In which:

Hydro 39.2

Thermal 57.3

Nuclear 31.5

Transmission & distribution 412.6

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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