China to have 58 mln kw nuclear power by 2020
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.