Nuclear unit goes online at Yangjiang
- March 16, 2017
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With construction beginning in
After the Fukushima disaster, nuclear power unit construction was suspended in
However, nuclear power generation in recent years, especially in the first two months of the year, had continued to see sharp growth, said
"Installed nuclear capacity already more than doubled to 27.17 GW in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) and should double again by 2020 to 58 GW," said Jacobelli.
"Actual output from nuclear plants has also followed suit, with a 24.4 percent increase in 2016 alone."
The growth was coming from a low base with nuclear power accounting for just 3.6 percent of the total in 2016, he added.
Six units are planned for the Yangjiang plant, with Unit 1 entering commercial operation in
The grid connection of Yangjiang's Unit 4 brings its total number of operational power reactors in operation to 20, with a combined installed capacity of more than 21.46 GW, said the company.
CGN's total annual nuclear on-grid power generation was roughly 115.58 billion kilowatt-hours in 2016, an increase of 30.8 percent year-on-year, which is equivalent to a reduction in coal consumption of 37 million metric tons and carbon dioxide emissions of 90 million tons and sulfur dioxide emissions of 880,000 tons, it said.
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