Central China power threatened by cold, coal strains

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  • Thursday, 07 Jan 2010

BEIJING (Reuters) - Regions in central and southwest China face increasing power cuts, with some areas rationing electricity after demand jumped in freezing weather that also worsened coal shortfalls, the State Grid Corp of China (SGCC) said on Thursday.

The areas facing serious power supply strains fall under the Central China Grid Co, a unit of the SGCC covering the inland provinces of Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Sichuan, as well as the sprawling municipality of Chongqing.

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