China Cities Warn of New Power Outages as Heat Strains Grids

Beijing and Xi’an temporarily cut power for homes, factories Thermal coal futures top 921 yuan a ton, approaching a record

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Key Chinese cities have warned that homes and factories face new power outages as historic demand and supply shortages strain energy grids.

Populous centers including Beijing and Xi’an have alerted electricity users there will be scheduled disruptions as grid operators struggle to maintain overloaded networks. Eleven provinces including eastern manufacturing hubs and landlocked central China, which also suffered outages during last winter’s cold spell, reported record demand and peak-load surges last week, according to the State Grid Corp. of China.

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