Nuclear capacity accounted for 4.6% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded nuclear capacity of 394GW. This is expected to contribute 3.3% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 446GW. Of the total global nuclear capacity, 6.20% is in South Korea. Listed below are the five largest active nuclear power plants by capacity in South Korea, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global nuclear power segment. Buy the latest nuclear power plant profiles here.

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1. Saeul 2

The Saeul 2 is a 1,491MW nuclear power project located in Ulsan, South Korea. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2019. The project was developed by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Saeul 1

The 1,488MW Saeul 1 nuclear power project is located in Ulsan, South Korea. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2016. The project is owned by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. Buy the profile here.

3. Shin Hanul 1 (Shin-Ulchin 1)

The Shin Hanul 1 (Shin-Ulchin 1) is a 1,455MW nuclear project. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power owns the project. It was commissioned in 2022. The project was developed by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. It is located in North Gyeongsang, South Korea. Buy the profile here.

4. Hanbit 6 (Yonggwang 6)

The Hanbit 6 (Yonggwang 6) nuclear project with a capacity of 1,053MW came online in 2002. The project was developed by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in South Jeolla, South Korea. Buy the profile here.

5. Hanul 4 (Ulchin 4)

The Hanul 4 (Ulchin 4) has been operating since 1999. The 1,052MW nuclear project is located in North Gyeongsang, South Korea. The project has been developed by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.