18.01.2017_No13 / News in Brief

Official Figures Show China Aiming For 16.5% Year-On-Year Nuclear Growth

Plans & Construction

18 Jan (NucNet): More than 30 GW of nuclear energy facilities will be under construction in China through the next five years with installed capacity of 58 GW by 2020, up 16.5% year on year, according to media reports. The plans for nuclear growth are contained in the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan for energy development, which the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration have officially issued, the China Securities Journal reported on 17 January 2017. For the targets to be reached China will have to build 7-10 reactors a year. China has 37 reactors in commercial operation, 20 under construction and four that have been approved. Its nuclear share of energy generation was 3.03% in 2015, with a target of 6% by 2020 and 9% by 2030.

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