The 13th plan of 2015 plans to increase the power of the Chinese nuclear fleet to 58 GW by 2020. For this it should put into operation 6 to 8 plants per year, alarmed the China Nuclear Energy Association. Beijing is struggling to keep the distance, while this year five new reactors should enter service in the country and a score is under construction. But this pace is insufficient to meet the target, according to a recent report from the China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA), which does not depend on the Chinese government. To succeed in following its roadmap, six to eight reactors would need to be commissioned each year. That’s almost double what’s the rule now. “What seems difficult to achieve”, alarmed the experts of the CNEA.
Les Echos 29th April 2018 read more »