China warns severe heat means another summer of power risks


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BEIJING – Asia’s brutally hot weather is expected to hit China this summer, threatening a new round of power shortages that in 2022 disrupted global supply chains of everything from cars to solar panels. The electricity supply situation will be tight across the entire nation this summer, state-run China Energy News reported, citing the State Grid Energy Research Institute. Central, eastern, and south-western provinces are likely to experience shortages during periods of peak demand, according to the institute. A heat wave is scorching parts of Asia even before the official start of the Northern Hemisphere summer. It has sent temperatures...