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BP Report / Led By China, Nuclear Sees Fastest Generation Growth Since 2010

By David Dalton
12 June 2019

Led By China, Nuclear Sees Fastest Generation Growth Since 2010
The Sanmen nuclear statin in China, where two AP1000 reactors began commercial operation in 2018.
Nuclear generation rose by 2.4%, its fastest growth since 2010, with China contributing almost 75% of that growth at 10 million tonnes of oil equivalent,a report by energy company BP said.

The largest declines in generation were in South Korea (-3 mtoe) and Belgium (-3 mtoe). Nuclear consumption grew 18.6% in China in 2018 following growth in 2017 of 14.9%.

Japan (five mtoe) saw the second largest increase in consumption due to reactors resuming commercial operation as they met new safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident.

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