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China / New Units Boost Nuclear Capacity By 9%

By David Dalton
31 July 2019

The government has ambitious plans for the energy source, but is likely to fall short of its target for 2020
New Units Boost Nuclear Capacity By 9%
The control room at the Yangjiang nuclear station, where Unit 6 was connected to the grid in June.
China’s nuclear capacity rose 9% in the first six months of the year to 48.7 GW following the completion of two new units in the southern province of Guangdong in June, the country’s nuclear association said.Nuclear power accounted for 4.75% of China’s electricity production for the half-year, generating 160 billion kilowatt-hours of power, up 23% on the same period last year, the China Nuclear Energy Association said in its half-year report.According to the latest International Atomic Energy Agency figures, nuclear’s share of electricity production in 2018 was 4.22%.

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