China to have 58 mln kw nu­clear power by 2020

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China will have 58 mil­lion kilo­watts of in­stalled nu­clear power by 2020 as it ex­pands its clean en­ergy net­work and pur­sues green growth, the coun­try’s en­ergy reg­u­la­tor an­nounced Mon­day.

The gov­ern­ment will have around 30 mil­lion kw of nu­clear en­ergy fa­cil­ity go­ing into op­er­a­tion and over 30 mil­lion kw of such fa­cil­ity un­der con­struc­tion in the next five years, ac­cord­ing to the 13th Five-Year Plan for power de­vel­op­ment re­leased by the Na­tional En­ergy Ad­min­is­tra­tion and the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion.

China is ex­pected to re­quire about 6.8 tril­lion to 7.2 tril­lion kw of power by 2020, with per capita power con­sump­tion of about 5,000 kw, close to the level of medium-de­vel­oped coun­tries.

Non-fos­sil fuel will play a big­ger role as the gov­ern­ment aims to lift its share in to­tal en­ergy con­sump­tion to about 15 per­cent by the end of 2020.

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