Taipower to decommission Maanshan nuclear plant

The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has sought for approval from the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) to shut down the Maanshan nuclear power plant.

The plant’s 40-year license will expire in 2025. As per the Taiwan Nuclear Reactor Facility Control Law, Taipower needs to submit a file on application to decommission the units at least three years prior to energy production stopping. The power reactors Maanshan 1 and Maanshan 2 of the power plant will be decommissioned due to expiry of the license. This is in line with Taiwan’s nuclear phase-out policy. The phase-out of Maanshan 1 will be on July 27, 2024 and Maanshan 2 will be on May 17, 2025.

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