Asia holds biggest potential for nuclear growth: World Nuclear Association

Nuclear-generated capacity jumped 35% vs 2012 figures.

World Nuclear News reported that Asian countries continue to dominate the market for new nuclear build, according to a newly-released report from the World Nuclear Association. Of the 10 new nuclear power reactors that started up worldwide in 2016, eight were located in Asia.

The Association today launched a special edition of its 2017 World Nuclear Performance Report focusing on developments in Asia. It was released during Singapore International Energy Week, being held 23-27 October.

A total of 448 TWh of nuclear-generated electricity was produced in Asia in 2016. This was an 11.5% increase on 2015 and 35% more than in 2012. The amount of electricity generated by nuclear power in Asia is twice that of 30 years ago. In the last 10 years, nuclear generation has more than doubled in India and Pakistan and more than tripled in China. Nuclear generation in Asia now represents 18% of the global total of 2476 TWh.

View the full report here.