By the end of 2011, China’s hydropower capacity may reach 220 gigawatts and nuclear power capacity may total 11.74 gigawatts. More than 14 gigawatts of windpower and 500 megawatts of solar capacity may be added this year.
China’s power generation capacity reached 960 gigawatts at the end of 2010, including 700 gigawatts of thermal power capacity, 210 gigawatts of hydropower, 10.8 gigawatts of nuclear power and 31.07 gigawatts of windpower.
Demand for natural gas may rise to 130 billion cubic meters this year from 110 billion in 2010 as pipeline coverage expands, NEA said. China’s gas production may increase 16 percent to 110 billion cubic meters.