SHENZHEN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- South China's metropolis of Shenzhen, a technological powerhouse, saw its electricity consumption pick up in April, registering more than 8.3 billion kWh for the month.
The figure represents year-on-year growth of 0.1 percent and month-on-month growth of 8.
8 percent, according to the Shenzhen branch of the China Southern Power Grid.Due to the COVID-19 resurgence, the electricity consumption in Shenzhen decreased in the first quarter of this year.
However, with effective epidemic control measures in the city, both social production and living order recovered rapidly.The city's automobile manufacturing industry has been a main driving force for power consumption, showing an increase of 80 percent in April compared to the same period in the previous year.
The electricity consumption of information-related services rose 8.5 percent year on year in April, with the growth rate ranking first in the tertiary industry.
Shenzhen is home to a bevy of Chinese startups and tech heavyweights, including Huawei and Tencent.