Initially, the authorities in Sichuan Province of China planned to limit energy consumption in the region by shutting down large industrial plants from power grids for 14 to 20 August inclusive, but the economy was extended to last Thursday, and local enterprises are now returning to life, as the region ' s heat surges are over.
It should be recalled that the Sichuan energy system is tied to hydropower plants that were unable to generate sufficient electricity due to the unprecedented drought caused by the hot weather, with air temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, as a result of which energy consumption in the residential sector increased sharply due to the use of air conditioning systems and electricity was insufficient for all consumers, and in such circumstances the region ' s authorities made a difficult choice to harm industrial electricity consumers by ordering them to stop working between 14 and 25 August.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, not only did the rain bring the long-awaited cooler to the region in the coming week, but the hope of resupplying the water needed for the operation of the hydroelectric power plants was not only beginning to return to Foxconn and Toyota, but also the planned opening of a car show showing new models of electric vehicles. The Toyota Motor Corporation did not wait until Thursday to start collecting cars at the local plant, but it gradually started production lines using diesel electric generators in agreement with the local authorities. Foxconn in that city collected Apple iPad tablets and resumed its activities on Thursday.