China Authorizes Building Four New Nuclear Reactors and India Commits to Six

China announced plans to invest 81.2 billion yuan (US$12 billion) in four new nuclear reactors for the first time since 2016.

CNNP’s reactors are planned in Zhangzhou city, Fujian province, while CGN will build the other two in Huizhou city, Guangdong province.

The companies will adopt China’s domestically developed nuclear reactor design, namely the Hualong One third-generation reactors. It has been developed by CNNP and CGN based on the ACPR1000 and ACP1000 designs, derived from the French technology.

India and USA Agreed to Build Six New Nuclear Reactors

On Wednesday, the United States and India agreed to building six U.S. nuclear power plants in India. Westinghouse received strong support from US Energy Secretary Rick Perry for its India project, which envisaged the building of six AP1000 reactors in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The previous plan to build these reactors was thrown in to doubt because of financial problems at Westinghouse.

SOURCES- South China Morning Post, Reuters

Written by Brian Wang

17 thoughts on “China Authorizes Building Four New Nuclear Reactors and India Commits to Six”

  1. I think I get them but I’m old enough to have been through the early Rickrolling Plagues and so have my sound off at all times unless I am deliberately listening to something.

  2. They installed the toilets…but about 240 million of them refuse to use the things because of ‘cultural reasons’. Squatting in the gutter is supposed to be ‘much more healthy’, you see.

  3. It’s great clean energy. I hope they are considering reprocessing of the spent fuel that way 8 fuel cycles can be 20+ years of energy and independence.

  4. The ROI is positive for both new power plants and solar + batteries in rural areas.

    Meaning you can do both and don’t have to pick and choose.

  5. True. If you have ever been to India it would become apparent that once you get a little to far from the cities, the villages have little to no power transmission infrastructure. They would be best off with a more decentralized approach in the villages.

  6. Off topic but:
    Brian please dump the ‘sponsored content’ video ads. I have to scroll down & pause them to stop the sound from them.
    Dumping all video ads would also be an improvement, but the ones that give the jerky sound until I find & pause them make me doubt it’s worth coming to this website.

  7. 10 GW growth in nuclear power in 5 years is about 2% of the total electric power growth. It is insignificant. India would do much more for its people if they help rural villages obtain solar lamps and small solar panels to recharge cell phones & tablets.

  8. they’ll get to that right after they install flush toilets and start picking up the trash and stop putting bodies in the Ganges and defecating where they eat and drink.

    Thorium currently “has a pin in it.”

  9. India has huge reserves of Thorium. I was aware that they had started doing research on Thorium reactors but havn’t heard of them for a while. Maybe they’ve given up. 🙁

  10. Good for India.

    I still hold that India should advance purchase 10 years of fuel for each reactor they import. They could get rather nice fuel prices and it would alleviate any concerns they may have that their fuel shipments would be suddenly cut off.

    As an aside they already have The Bomb so I don’t understand why anyone would want to cut off their fuel supplies but I have seen this fear expressed.

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