South Korea Has 84% of Nuclear-Power Capacity Online

South Korea has 17 nuclear reactors in operation, producing 16,245 megawatts of power, or about 84 percent of total capacity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Two additional plants are undergoing trials with 2,098 megawatts of capacity online.

The following table shows the status of the nation’s 21 reactors with a combined regular capacity of 19,259 megawatts and two that are in trial operation by state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. as of today. The date for the Kori-1 reactor to resume production will be decided after the operator consults with the government and gets the support of local residents, according to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.


Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
No. 1           0  Ready for restart
No. 2         676  Running
No. 3       1,041  Running
No. 4       1,044  Running
Shin No. 1  1,048  Running
Shin No. 2  1,050  Trial operation until government approval

No. 1         988  Running
No. 2         988  Running
No. 3       1,045  Running
No. 4       1,045  Running
No. 5       1,055  Running
No. 6       1,048  Running

No. 1           0  Shut for regular maintenance until July 29
No. 2         708  Running
No. 3         727  Running
No. 4         727  Running
Shin No. 1  1,048  Trial operation until July 29

No. 1       1,001  Running
No. 2       1,006  Running
No. 3           0  Shut for maintenance until Dec. 12
No. 4           0  Shut for maintenance and safety inspections
No. 5       1,049  Running
No. 6       1,049  Running

Source: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.

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