China produced 110 million kilowatts of power generators in 2006, up 27 percent from the previous year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in its latest report.
The report said Chinese enterprises have developed state-of-the-art technologies for manufacturing 300,000 kw and 600,000 kw generators, and have also increased home-made parts in million kw-level generators.
China's power generator producers scored a total output value of 92.5 billion yuan (about US$11.86 billion), increasing 24 percent over the previous year.
The report said that, driven by huge power demand, China's power equipment manufacturing industry has maintained fairly rapid growth in recent years. The country is designing and manufacturing large-capacity generators to replace polluting small thermo-power plants.
In 2006 China's power industry installed some 100 million kw of power generators, bringing the total installed capacity to 622 million kw, ranking second in the world.
According to the country's 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), by 2010 the country's total installed capacity will hit 840 million kw.
(Xinhua News Agency February 19, 2007)