Nuclear power is an important part of China's energy mix, and the country has invested significantly in its development and expansion in recent decades. Currently, China has the largest number of nuclear reactors under construction in the world and is the third country with the largest installed nuclear power capacity, after the United States and France.
According to the World Nuclear Safety Council, as of September 2021, China had 52 operating nuclear reactors and another 18 under construction, representing a total nuclear power generation capacity of about 51 GW. Furthermore, China has plans to build many more nuclear reactors in the coming years, with the goal of increasing its installed nuclear power capacity to 70 GW by 2025.
List of Active Nuclear Power Plants in China
|Nuclear power plants||Reactors|
|Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR). Beijing||1|
|Daya Bay 1 (Guangdong). Daya Bay, Guangdong Province||1|
|Daya Bay 2 (Guangdong-2). Daya Bay, Guangdong Province||1|
|Lingao. Shenzhen, Guangdong Province||4|
|Qinshan (Phase I). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Qinshan-2 (Phase II, Unit 1). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Qinshan-3 (Phase II, Unit 2). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Qinshan-4 (Phase III, Unit 1). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Qinshan-5 (Phase III, Unit 2). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Qinshan-6 (Phase II, Unit 3). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Qinshan-7 (Phase II, Unit 4). Qinshan, Zheijiang Province||1|
|Tianwan. Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province||2|