China Market Intelligence

May 18th, 2011
Kyle Sulivan

Companies operating in China can expect power shortages this summer as electricity providers reduce supply to offset financial losses caused by government price caps on electricity. Electricity rationing has already taken effect in nearly two dozen provinces and autonomous regions, and further control measures are expected as electricity demand peaks in the coming months. The shortages come amid PRC regulators' growing push to increase energy efficiency in industry (see Box). Regulators may...