Start on six and stop one, start on five and stop two, start four and stop three, start three and stop four… This summer, at the same time as the hot weather in the Pearl River Delta region, there are also gradually expanding peak-shifting power consumption measures. According to reports from enterprises in Guangdong, following the crazy model of “open three times, stop four times”, the local area has launched a new model – open three times, stop three times, that is, all users will not arrange peak shifting for three days and then three days after the peak is off. Carry out power restriction measures for the unit.
It is understood that the power supply in the southern region has continued to be tight recently. Since mid-May, Guangdong has launched orderly electricity use in 17 prefecture-level cities, including Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Chaozhou, Shantou, Zhaoqing, Jiangmen and other regions. Local companies said that in previous years they only started to use off-peak electricity in July and August, but this year it was much earlier. A company in Zhaoqing said that after receiving an internal notice, power rationing may continue until October this year, while a street office in Dongguan stated that peak-shifting power consumption measures may continue until the end of the year… For manufacturing companies, power rationing is What they are given is not only the “dream” rotation, but also “nightmares” such as reduced operating rates and extended delivery dates.
Don’t dare to accept new orders, old orders will be scheduled until July/August
A company in Guangzhou said that it has never encountered such a long period of time and such a wide coverage of off-peak power consumption in many years. In previous years, peak-shifting power consumption and “peak-shaving and valley-filling” measures were only implemented from July to September. However, this year due to hot weather, drought and lack of rain, “power outages and power rationing” were implemented several months earlier. At present, the company’s orders can no longer be delivered on time, new orders are not accepted, and old orders have been queued up until July or August. Some customers with urgent orders require air transport, in which case freight and operating costs will increase.
A company in Jiangmen said that during the peak power consumption period, the factory went from having two days off a month to only working half a month, and its production capacity was severely restricted. When there is no electricity, only some people are left to carry out packaging, assembly and other processes, but normal production is definitely not possible. Early orders cannot be completed, and the delivery date negotiated with customers may not be achieved in a short period of time. In the end, the goods cannot be delivered and liquidated damages must be paid. Not only was there a loss of funds, but it also caused damage to the company’s reputation and lost many customers.
Many industrial enterprises in Zhongshan received notices of power rationing, causing power outages twice a week. The owner of a certain company said that he didn’t feel much impact from stopping one day a week before, but later it became two or even three days a week. When there is a power outage, workers are on vacation. There is insufficient work and goods cannot be delivered. However, labor costs, rent, water and electricity are not reduced, and the pressure is increasing day by day. All orders are delayed and cannot be delivered as expected. Liquidated damages must be compensated to customers, causing huge losses.
A company in Dongguan said that after power cuts, it could only operate one machine to rush urgent orders, and many orders can’t even be scheduled now. Some companies have already staged an “empty city strategy”. No one is working in the factory on weekdays, and the busiest people are the patrolling security guards. The factory only leaves the packaging department to pack and ship goods in the factory yard, and the production department is not at work. Although the raw materials have been prepared, the machine cannot be started, and the dozens of tons of goods owed to customers cannot be delivered on time. The boss and employees can only stare. The company has moved from intelligent production to a manual era, and the freight elevator cannot be used normally, so employees use shoulder poles to carry more than 100 boxes of goods down the stairs.
If it is just a short-term “power restriction”, the impact will not be particularly wide, but according to Some companies have said that if it is expected to last until October or even the end of the year, the industrial chains of multiple industries may be affected.
In the textile industry, Guangdong is the largest textile and apparel province in China. At the same time, as a high-energy-consuming industry, textile enterprises have a large demand for electricity. “Power restrictions and production restrictions” have had varying degrees of impact on Guangdong. On the one hand, raw material prices have increased and stocks have been out of stock. On the other hand, the epidemic has affected transportation and delivery time. Old orders cannot be delivered on time, and new orders are not accepted. I want to use diesel engines to generate electricity, but the cost is too high. Whether it is purchasing or leasing, it adds a lot to the company’s costs.
At the same time, the Pearl River Delta region is a manufacturing hub. Manufacturing and industrial enterprises have limited power and production and employees have taken holidays. , will cause the overall development of the industry chain to slow down. When the production of these downstream industries is blocked, the demand for products will also decrease accordingly. Following upstream price increases, the sudden drop in downstream demand has become another “curse” plaguing companies. Many companies said that they survived the winter of rising raw material prices, but found it difficult to survive the summer of power cuts. </p