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September 27, 2010

World nuclear energy for 2010

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There are now 441 nuclear power reactors in operation with a total net installed capacity of 374.692 GW(e)

China's 13th reactor Ling Ao 3 (Unit 1 of the second phase of the Ling Ao nuclear power plant in Guangdong province, China) has entered full commercial service.

The first of 157 fuel assemblies was loaded into the reactor on 21 April after state approval for the operation to begin. The unit achieved first criticality on 9 June and was connected to the grid on 15 July. By 15 September, Ling Ao Phase II unit 1 had successfully completed 168 hours of trial operation, with an average capacity factor of over 92%


2010 Highlights:

New connection to the grid: 
Rostov 2 (950 MW(e), PWR-VVER, Russia) - first grid connection on 18 March
        Note: Rostov is a new official name of Volgodonsk reactor units. 

Rajasthan 6 (202 MW(e), PHWR, India) - first grid connection on 28 March 
Lingao 3 (1000 MW(e), PWR, China) - first grid connection on 15 July 
Qinshan 2-3 (610 MW(e), PWR, China) - first grid connection on 1 August 
Shin Kori 1 (960 MW(e), PWR, S. Korea) - first grid connection on 4 August 
Final shutdowns: 
Phenix (130 MW(e), FBR, France) was officially closed on 1 February 
Construction initiation: 
Ningde 3 (1000 MW(e), PWR, China) - construction officially started on 8 January 
Taishan 2 (1700 MW(e), PWR-EPR, China) - construction officially started on 15 April 
Leningrad 2-2 (1085 MW(e), PWR-VVER, Russia) - construction officially started on 15 April 
Changjiang 1 (1000 MW(e), PWR, China) - construction officially started on 25 April 
Ohma (1325 MW(e), ABWR, Japan) - construction officially started on 7 May 
Angra 3 (1245 MW(e), PWR, Brazil) - construction officially started on 1 June 
Rostov 4 (1011 MW(e), PWR-VVER, Russia) - construction officially started on 16 June 
Haiyang 2 (1000 MW(e), PWR-AP1000, China) - construction officially started on 21 June 
Fangchenggang 1 (1000 MW(e), PWR, China) - construction officially started on 30 July 


KAIGA-4 PHWR Under Construction KARNATAKA 202MWe is still supposed to go into operation in 2010.

QINSHAN 2-4 PWR Under Construction ZHEJIANG 610 650 and is expected to connect to the grid on March 28 2011

Unit 2 of Ling Ao Phase II is due to begin operating in 2011.

India delayed Kudankulam-1 to 2011.

Kudankulam-1 PWR Under Construction TAMIL NADU 917 1000 2011/02/28

KUDANKULAM-2 PWR Under Construction TAMIL NADU 917 1000 2011/08/31

The Argentinian reactor has been delayed to 2012.

ATUCHA-2 PHWR Under Construction BUENOS AIRES 692 745 2012/07/06.

The World Nuclear Association has an article updated on August 2010 reviewing the global plans for new nuclear reactors.

From the World Nuclear Association global plans for new nuclear reactors
2011 Russia, Energoatom Kalinin 4 PWR  950 
2011 Korea, KHNP Shin Kori 2 PWR 1000 
2011 China, CGNPC Lingao II-2 PWR 1080 
2011 Japan, Chugoku Shimane 3 ABWR 1375 
2011 Taiwan Power Lungmen 1 ABWR 1300 
2011 Canada, Bruce Pwr Bruce A1 PHWR 769 
2011 Canada, Bruce Pwr Bruce A2 PHWR 769 
2011 Pakistan, PAEC Chashma 2 PWR 300 
2011 India, NPCIL Kalpakkam FBR 470 
From the IAEA PRIS database : 
South Korea SHIN-KORI-2  PWR  Busan & Ulsan 960 MWe grid connect expected 2011/08/01 
South Korea SHIN-WOLSONG-1  PWR Gyeongsangbuk-do 960MWe grid connect expected 2011/05/28 
South Korea SHIN-WOLSONG-2  PWR Gyeongsangbuk-do 960 grid connect expected 2012/05/28 
Japan SHIMANE-3  BWR  SHIMANE PREFECTURE 1325 1373 2011/12/15 
Pakistan PAEC Chashma 2 PWR Under Construction PUNJAB 300 325 2011/05/31 
China and Russia signed a new agreement for development of Russian reactors in China.



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