The State Grid Shanghai Company is safeguarding the city’s energy supply with high-tech help as more and more enterprises resume work.
According to the company, as of Monday morning, its maximum load was close to 17 million kilowatts, a 14.8 percent increase over the same period a week ago.
Currently, overall power supply is stable for enterprises, households, medical institutions and transportation hubs in Shanghai, according to the grid operator.
Substations and transmission channels in downtown and suburban areas were also inspected to eliminate hidden dangers amid cold and windy weather.
So far, over 4,000 personnel have been put on 24-hour standby across 173 repair stations in the city to deal with emergencies.
Big data analysis
The company has collected and studied the data of firms above 10kv level to analyze business power usage since the extended holidays ended.
On February 15, among more than 32,000 above-10kv firms, over 60 percent of the local total, have got back to work based on statistics of their daily electricity consumption.
Public utilities, medical firms and electronic companies lead among the enterprises that have resumed work, with a resumption rate of over 62 percent.
About 66 percent of tertiary industries have resumed work, although hotels and restaurants have been hit hard by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Industrial hubs such as Caohejing Songjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Zizhu High-Tech Park all maintain resumption rates above 85 percent.
“The big data can accurately reflect the state of production of enterprises as a valuable data support and decision reference,” said Zhao Hong, deputy marketing director of the State Grid Shanghai Company.
The State Grid has also introduced a slew of measures to relieve pressure of companies in difficulty, including non-stop supply of power during the virus outbreak.
Online services for residents are prioritized to minimize inconvenience and cross-infection risks.