Russia signed an agreement on building a power plant with four nuclear reactors on Turkey’s southern coast at a cost of about $20 billion after more than a year of negotiations. Construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant will take seven years, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, currently has four scenarios for new power generation capacity from 2019- 28 that range from a heavy reliance on coal-fired power plants to meet growing demand to a low-carbon scenario that calls for big investments in nuclear and wind power, said Eugenio Laris, who is in charge of investment projects at the company.
South Korea aims to add about 18 reactors by 2030. It is building 6 nuclear power reactors with combined capacity of 6,800 MW, and preparing to construct two reactors with a combined 2,800 MW — all to be ready by 2016. South Korea currently has 20 nuclear reactors which generate 36 percent, or 142.9 billion KW/hour of total South Korea power generation of 403.1 billion KW/hour.
By 2022, it plans to add 4 more with a total capacity of 5,600 MW, and another 6 by 2030. By 2030, South Korea predicts total power generation facilities of 105,195 MW, with nuclear accounting for 41 percent, or 42,716 mega watts. Nuclear power generation will account for 59 percent, or 333.6 billion KW/hour of total power generation of 565.2 billion KW/hr by 2030.
The 18 new reactors is more than the planned and proposed list of 12 reactors for South Korea according the World Nuclear Association.
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