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China / Nuclear Generation Up 22% So Far In 2019, Says Industry Association

By David Dalton
1 November 2019

Sector responsible for 4.8% of total electricity supply in first three quarters
Nuclear Generation Up 22% So Far In 2019, Says Industry Association
China’s 46 operational nuclear power reactors generated a total of 253.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in the first three quarters of 2019, up 22.75% compared to a year earlier, the country’s nuclear industry association said.

In its third quarterly report, the China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) said China’s nuclear power sector was responsible for 4.8% of China’s total electricity supply over the period, up from 4.1% in the same period of last year. International Atomic Energy Energy figures put the share at 4.22% for 2018.

CNEA said utilisation rates for the nuclear fleet stood at an average of 92.35% over the period, up from around 85% a year earlier.

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