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[cdn-nucl-l] Nuclear power chief in cheaper fuel claim
Posted on Hoovers Online on August 30, 2002 and at:
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China's carbon emission total is expected to surpass the US before 2015
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Nuclear power chief in cheaper fuel claim
Olivia Chung in Shenzhen
Electricity generated by mainland nuclear power plants is cheaper than
power generated by coal-fired plants in Hong Kong, according to Lin
Guiqin, general manager of Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture
Lin yesterday urged the Central Government to give the go-ahead as soon
as possible for his company to expand capacity of the Ling'ao nuclear
plant and to begin construction of Guangdong's third nuclear plant in
Production costs of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant and Ling'ao nuclear
power plant had dropped 40 per cent and 10 per cent respectively, Lin
"The reduction of production costs will have a positive impact on
electricity prices," he said, but declined to say how much prices would
However, Lin did say that nuclear-generated electricity was much cheaper
than the output of coal-fired plants in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong-listed China Light and Power (CLP) Holdings has a 25 per cent
stake in the Daya Bay plant and takes 70 per cent of the output from the
The first nuclear power generator in the Ling'ao plant, a kilometre from
the Daya Bay plant, had generated 2.1 billion kilowatt-hours of
electricity since it began commercial operations at the end of May,
almost 50 days ahead of schedule, Lin said.
After test runs, the second generator of the Ling'ao plant would begin
commercial operations by the end of this year. The two generators at the
Daya Bay plant, which is 50 kilometres from Hong Kong, generated 8.4
billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from January to August 30 this
year, Lin said.
The Daya Bay plant generated 14.37 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity
Lin called on Beijing to approve two additional generators an the
Ling'ao plant and construction of a nuclear plant with six generators at
Yangjiang, 150km from Hong Kong.
Source: The Standard.
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