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IPP | Staff Reporter, China

China is dead set to revive nuke power, hit total capacity of 58GW

30 reactors are now in operation.

According to a Reuters report, China is on course to meet its target to raise its total installed nuclear capacity to 58 gigawatts (GW) after a resumption in new project approvals last year, an official with the country's nuclear agency said on Wednesday.

Xu Dazhe, the chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority, told reporters that China now had 30 reactors in operation, with a total capacity of 28.3 GW. Another 24 units are now under construction, with a total capacity of 26.7 GW, following the approval of eight new reactors last year, Xu said.

"At this speed, the targets to put 58 GW into operation and have another 30 GW under construction by 2020 are still within our plans," he said at a briefing on nuclear safety.

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