Power generation will start by end of 2018.
The French energy company EDF and China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) have connected the Taishan-1 EPR reactor in Guangdong to the Chinese power grid.
Taishan-1 is the world's first EPR to achieve grid connection and power generation is scheduled to start by the end of 2018, once all the gradual power-up tests are complete.
The Taishan nuclear project is developed by the Guangdong Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited, a joint venture between CGN (51%), EDF (30%) and the provincial Chinese electricity company Yuedian (19%). The project will feature two Areva's EPR reactors of 1,660 MWe net (1,750 MWe gross) each (Taishan-1 and Taishan-2), whose construction started in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
The next unit, Taishan-2, is expected to be commissioned in 2019 (delayed from the first half of 2018).
This article was originally published by Enerdata.
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