December 17, 2015

China approving 40 nuclear reactor construction starts from 2016 to 2020 for an average of eight per year

Chinese nuclear power generators rose in Hong Kong and Shanghai after the State Council approved the construction of four additional reactors on Wednesday

China has approved construction of eight reactors this year, including yesterday’s approval. China plans to build as many as eight nuclear power plants each year from 2016 to 2020 and invest 500 billion yuan ($77 billion) on next-generation nuclear reactors during the five years, according to a statement from state-owned Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd. earlier this month, citing a draft of China’s 13th five-year plan.


Among the four reactors approved, two at Guangxi’s Fangchenggang will use CGN’s own Hualong One third-generation technology, according to a CGN statement. That is the same model expected to be exported for the Bradwell project in the U.K., to be built under an agreement between CGN and Electricite de France SA for a 1 gigawatt plant.

The cabinet also gave the go-ahead for a hydropower plant straddling the southwestern provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan.

Mainland China has 30 nuclear power reactors in operation, 21 under construction, and more about to start construction.

Additional reactors are planned, including some of the world's most advanced, to give more than a three-fold increase in nuclear capacity to at least 58 GWe by 2020-21, then some 150 GWe by 2030, and much more by 2050.

India Governments nuclear energy target for 2020

India's government said 13,500 megawatts of nuclear power will be operating by 2020.

India currently has 5,300 megawatts of nuclear power.

Currently the top countries based on operable nuclear power generation are

United States 98990 MWe    [798.6 TWh in 2014]
France        63130 MWe    [418.0 TWh ijn 2014]
Japan *       40480 MWe    [Most of the reactors are currently not operating, 0 TWh]
China         26849 MWe    [123.8 TWh in 2014]
Russia        25264 MWe    [169.1 TWh in 2014]
South Korea   21677 MWe    [149.2 TWh in 2014]




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