Mondiale nucleaire capaciteit groter dan ooit
30 mei 2017 – Wereldwijd werden vorig jaar tien nieuwe kernreactoren in gebruik genomen. De mondiale nucleaire capaciteit kwam daarmee op 391 GW, opgewekt door 448 reactoren. De nucleaire capaciteit is, ondanks sluitingen, nog nooit zo hoog geweest. Aldus meldt IAEA, het International Atomic Energy Agency.
Uit het IAEA-bericht
‘(…) For the second year in a row, ten new nuclear reactors started to generate electricity in 2016, the highest number since the 1980s, according to the 2017 edition of the IAEA’s Nuclear Power Reactors in the World. As of 31 December 2016, 448 reactors were in operation worldwide, with a net capacity of 391GW of electricity, the highest in history. Within the same period, three reactors were permanently shut down and 61 nuclear reactors were under construction. Two reactors remain in long-term shut down.
“In the past two years 20 new nuclear power reactors were connected to the grid and started producing electricity. This demonstrates the important role that nuclear power continues to play in meeting growing energy demand throughout the world,” said Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy.
This reference guide provides global data on new nuclear power plants as well as details on the various types of reactors in operation, Chudakov highlighted. (…)’
IAEA, 25 mei 2017: Ten New Nuclear Reactors Connected in 2016, Bringing Generating Capacity to Highest Ever
IAEA, rapport, 25 mei 2017: Nuclear Power Reactors in the World (pdf, 80 pag.)