The Chinese government is all set to increase its nuclear power generation ability by 15 and 20 times of the present capacity by 2030 end. This was disclosed in a speech that was made by Chinese official.
At present, China has 10 nuclear reactors, which are capable of generating 8 million kilowatts of nuclear power. The National Development and Reform Commission that governs China’s energy policy is planning to increase country’s nuclear power generation between 120 million and 160 million kilowatts.
China had also announced that it intends to increase nuclear power output to 40 million kilowatts by 2020 end. To achieve this 40 million kilowatts target China needs to build some 100 nuclear reactors more, which will be capable to produce 1 million kilowatts, over 20 years.
If China gets success in increasing its nuclear power to 20-fold then it would become the world’s largest generator of nuclear power, surpassing Japan, France and the United States.
In 2006, China had an agreement with Australian government to acquire uranium on the condition that the nuclear material would not be used for any military purposes. China is already widening its nuclear power by stocking uranium for strategic purposes and securing uranium for its several new reactors.