South Korea Has 17,975 MW of Nuclear Capacity Online

South Korea has 17 nuclear reactors in operation, producing 15,874 megawatts of power, or about 82 percent of total capacity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Two additional plants are undergoing trials with 2,101 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         677  Running
No. 3       1,044  Running
No. 4       1,045  Running
Shin No. 1  1,052  Running
Shin No. 2  1,053  Trial operation until government approval

No. 1         979  Running
No. 2         977  Running
No. 3       1,036  Running
No. 4       1,039  Running
No. 5       1,044  Running
No. 6           0  Shut on malfunction

No. 1         688  Running
No. 2         715  Running
No. 3         734  Running
No. 4         731  Running
Shin No. 1  1,048  Trial operation until government approval

No. 1       1,004  Running
No. 2       1,008  Running
No. 3           0  Shut for maintenance until Dec. 12
No. 4           0  Shut for maintenance and safety inspections
No. 5       1,051  Running
No. 6       1,050  Running

Source: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.

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