Taiwan’s nuclear plans despite protests

Taiwan has plans to increase its capacity of nuclear power in the next few years despite public protests and hostility within its Government. A new report by GlobalData claims the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Taiwan has plans to increase its capacity of nuclear power in the next few years despite public protests and hostility within its Government.

A new report by GlobalData claims the country is set to boost its nuclear capacity from 5,190MW last year to 7,790MW by 2015 following its plans to construct the Lungmen power plant but has been delayed due to political reasons.

The nuclear plant is expected to reduce national energy costs as 99% of the country’s electricity requirements are imported.

However, reports claim there has been several public protests again the plant’s construction, with a recent one two weeks ago.

Taiwan’s total installed capacity is 48,092MW, generating around 245billion kWh of electricity every year.