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PRD Power Generation 21 July 2007

John Herbert, hong kong energy saving expert, BEAM expert
John Herbert

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It is going to be a long hot summer in south China again this year. The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region is suffering from on-going electricity shortages, and little has improved in recent years (Power Crisis 2004).

Once again manufacturing facilities are employing backup diesel fuelled power generators to maintain production during the power outages.

This summer (2007) a Chinese government was reported unofficially estimating that the electrical power shortfall will be 4,000,000 kw this year. This is important because the new estimate exceeds estimate shortfalls, economic growth is exceeding predictions and the government is taking measures to cool the ever increasing economy, and finally the 11th five year programme should have been a driver for energy conservation, however electrical consumption like GDP, continues to rise. It also indicates that the optional time of use tariffs, are having little impact on the power consumption.

Manufacturing facilities are still facing another summer of power outages, only last week (July 2007) factories in Panyu, Guangdong were suffered power outages as the summer heat climbs.

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Headline news as temperatures soar in Shanghai, nearing record highs (30 July 2007) air conditioning demand strains the infrastructure again this year.

Drought has also hit China this summer, further lowering contributions from hydroelectric facilities, at a time when every kilowatt is needed.


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Using diesel engine driven generators for power production alone is not efficient. To improve efficiencies cogeneration would improve the overall efficiency from 30% upto 85%.

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If you need further information regarding Kelcroft and the services we provide to help businesses, call Mr John Herbert at our Hong Kong office telephone +(852) 2335 9830 or by fax +(852) 2335 9862.

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