Ningde 3 nuclear power reactor connects to power grid

 Ningde 3 nuclear power reactor connects to power grid

The Ningde 3 nuclear power unit in China was connected to the grid.
 
Plant operator China General Nuclear (CGN) said the 1,020-MW CPR-1000 pressurized water reactor connected to the power grid on March 21, according to World Nuclear News. The unit reached first criticality on March 7, and will enter commercial operation once it has completed a 168-hour test run.
 
The Ningde plant is the site of four CPR-1000 nuclear power reactors. Units 1 and 2 began operations in June 2013 and May 2014, respectively. Construction of Unit 4 started in 2010 and is expected to begin operations in 2016. The start of Unit 3 brings the total reactors in operation in China to 14, generating 14.9 GW of electricity, the article said.
 
The plant is co-owned by CGN, China Datang Corp. and Fujian Energy Group.
 
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