Chinese Province to Ramp up Nuclear Capacity

17 June 2009 (Last Updated June 17th, 2009 18:30)

China's Zhejiang Province government aims to triple its nuclear power installed capacity to 8,900MW by 2015 reports Interfax. According to Zhejiang branch of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the eastern province's five reactors at the Qinshan nuclear power plant h

China’s Zhejiang Province government aims to triple its nuclear power installed capacity to 8,900MW by 2015 reports Interfax.

According to Zhejiang branch of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the eastern province’s five reactors at the Qinshan nuclear power plant have a total generation capacity of 3,100MW, which account for all nuclear installed capacity.

Construction on the new Sanmen nuclear power plant has already begun, which will include 5,800MW of nuclear power installed capacity when all of the six reactors go online in 2014.

Zhejiang Province plans for nuclear power to make up 12% of its total installed capacity, up from the present level of 6%.