South Korea Has 19,420 MW of Nuclear Capacity Online

South Korea has 19 nuclear reactors in operation, producing 17,327 megawatts of power, or about 90 percent of total capacity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Two additional plants are undergoing trials with 2,093 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.

COMPANY   CAPACITY
UNIT      ONLINE    STATUS
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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Kori
No. 1         602  Running
No. 2         674  Running
No. 3       1,038  Running
No. 4       1,039  Running
Shin No. 1  1,044  Running
Shin No. 2  1,043  Trial operation until government approval

Yonggwang
No. 1         976  Running
No. 2         975  Running
No. 3       1,035  Running
No. 4       1,039  Running
No. 5       1,048  Running
No. 6       1,041  Running

Wolsong
No. 1         681  Running
No. 2         679  Running
No. 3         681  Running
No. 4         692  Running
Shin No. 1  1,050  Trial operation until government approval

Uljin
No. 1         996  Running
No. 2         999  Running
No. 3           0  Shut for maintenance until Dec. 12
No. 4           0  Shut for maintenance and safety inspections
No. 5       1,043  Running
No. 6       1,045  Running
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Source: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.

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