Nuclear power generation on the Chinese mainland reached 440,000 gigawatt hours in 2023, accounting for nearly 5% of the nation’s total electricity production, according to the China Atomic Energy Authority.

This achievement is equivalent to saving 130 million tons of normal coal and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 350 million tons.

As of the end of 2023, there are 55 operational nuclear power units and 36 nuclear power units approved or under construction on the Chinese mainland, with a total installed capacity of 57 gigawatts and 44 gigawatts, respectively.

China has established a self-reliant and comprehensive nuclear industry chain system, ensuring a safe and stable supply of nuclear fuel. With the ability to simultaneously build multiple nuclear power units, China has also developed expertise in engineering, construction and operation, laying a solid foundation for the high-quality development of nuclear power, the official said.


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