New unit of S. China nuclear plant starts operation


Yangjiang nuclear plant in Guangdong province. Several new projects are expected to start construction this year to meet the government’s target of having about 15 percent of non-fossil fuels in its energy mix by 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

The fourth unit of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in the southern province of Guangdong was connected to the grid on Sunday, said China General Nuclear Power Corp. (CGN), the owner of the plant.

The fourth unit now enters the final testing phase before its commercial operation, said the company.

The first, second and third units of the nuclear power plants have all realized commercial operation. The fifth and sixth units are under construction.

The CGN has currently 20 nuclear power units capable of generation, with a total installed capacity of more than 20 million kw.

Source: Xinhua/

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