China plans to build more nuclear reactors by 2025

China is planning to build six to eight nuclear reactors a year between 2020 and 2025 and raise its total nuclear capacity to 70 GW.

According to China the Nuclear Energy Association, the country’s total installed nuclear capacity is expected to stand at 52 GW by the end of 2020, falling short of the 58 GW target. China’s nuclear energy ambitions have been held back by delays on major projects. The country’s nuclear industry has not been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, however, no new reactors have been approved in 2020 as compared to six reactors which were approved in 2019.