A nuclear power plant is a thermal power plant that uses nuclear reaction as a heat source. Like other thermal power plants, it uses heat to drive a steam turbine engine and connect it to a generator to generate electricity. According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, as of 2018, there were 450 nuclear power plants operating in 30 countries worldwide. In 2016, French nuclear power accounted for 72.3% of the country's electricity generation.|
01.KORI Nuclear Power Plant
The Kori Nuclear Power Plant is located near Busan, South Korea. It is the largest nuclear power plant currently operating in South Korea and the world.
The Kori Nuclear Power Plant was built in 1972 and currently has six nuclear power plants with a total installed capacity of 7,489 MW.
02.Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear power plant built in China and is located in Qinshan Town, Haiyan County, Zhejiang Province.
The assembled capacity of Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant Phase I was 300 MW and was connected to the grid in 1991. Qinshan Phase II 4 units have a total capacity of 2,400 MW, and they will be connected to the grid in 2011. Qinshan Phase III 2 sets of assembled machines have a total capacity of 1,400 MW, and they were connected to the grid in 2003.
Fangjiashan Nuclear Power Station is an expansion project of Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant Phase I, about 600 meters from the reactor of Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant Phase I Project. Fangjiashan No. 1 and No. 2 were built from 2008 to 2015, with a stand-alone assembly capacity of 1,000 MW. So far, all 9 units of Qinshan Nuclear Power Base have been put into production for power generation, with a total installed capacity of 6,546 MW. It has become the nuclear power base with the largest number of nuclear power units, the most abundant reactor types, and the largest installed capacity in mainland China.
03.Bruce Nuclear Power Plant
Bruce Nuclear Power Plant is located on the east bank of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, and is the largest nuclear power plant in North America.
The Bruce Nuclear Power Plant was constructed in phases between 1970 and 1987, with a total of eight nuclear power plants with a total installed capacity of 6,430MW.
04.Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant
Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant is located in Dongping Town, Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province, China. It is the second nuclear power base of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group in Guangdong Province. A total of six nuclear power generating units have been constructed at Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station.
The first phase of the project: the first unit Yangjiang No. 1 to 4, constructed from 2008 to 2017, with an installed capacity of 1000 MW; the second phase of the project: Yangjiang No. 5 and No. 6 were constructed from 2013 to 2019, with installed capacity Both are 1000 MW. The total installed capacity is 6000MW.
05.Hanur Nuclear Power Plant
Hanur Nuclear Power Plant is located in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and is currently the second largest nuclear power plant in South Korea.
The Hanur Nuclear Power Plant has a total installed capacity of 5928MW and a total of six reactors.
06.Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant
The Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant is located in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. It was called Yongguang Nuclear Power Plant before 2013 and is currently the third largest nuclear power plant in South Korea.
The six reactors of the Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant are all pressurized water reactors, built from 1986 to 2002, with a total installed capacity of 5875MW.
07.Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant
The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant is located on the banks of the Dnieper River Kakhovka Reservoir near Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine. It is currently the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
It has six VVER-1000 pressurized water reactors, each capable of outputting 950 megawatts of electricity. The first five power generation units and nuclear reactors were completed and operated from 1985 to 1989, and a sixth was built in 1995. The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant supplies more than half of Ukraine’s nuclear power, accounting for about one-fifth of the country’s total electricity.
08.Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant
The Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant is located in the Nord region of France, about 20 kilometers from Calais.
The power plant consists of six nuclear reactors each 910 MW. The total installed capacity is 5460MW. In 2017, the plant's power generation accounted for 5.9% of France's power generation. Two reactors were put into service in 1980, two were put into service in 1981, and two were put into service in 1985.
09.Paluel Nuclear Power Plant
The Paluel Nuclear Power Plant is located in Normandy, France. Water from the English Channel is used for cooling.
The power station is composed of 4 pressurized water reactors, all of which were built between 1977 and 1980, each with a generating capacity of 1,330MW. The total installed capacity is 5320MW.
10.Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant
The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant is located in the Cattenom Commune in the Lorraine region of France, 35 kilometers from Luxembourg and 40 kilometers from Metz.
The power station consists of 4 pressurized water reactors, all of which were built between 1979 and 1991, each with a generating capacity of 1,300MW. The total installed capacity is 5200MW.