China to build up to 8 nuclear power plants in 2015

The China Nuclear Energy Association revealed that six to eight additional nuclear power stations will start construction in 2015. Furthermore, eight new nuclear plants will be connected to the grid this year. The new nuclear power stations that will be put online this year and the construction of up to eight more will help China achieve its goal of having 58 million kilowatts online by 2020. According to Zhang Huazhu, the association’s head, there are 26 units under construction in China and 23 generators that are operating commercially, churning out a total capacity of 21.39 million kilowatts. Zhang issued the statement during the 11th China International Exhibition on the Nuclear Power Industry.

Source: Shanghai Business Review, June 2015, Volume 12: Issue 5.

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