China now has nuclear power plants with a capacity of almost 55 gigawatts. In addition, at least another 16.5 gigawatts of power plant capacity is under construction or in the planning stages. This is according to new data for the past year, as reported by the consulting firm Trivium China. The People’s Republic thus ranks third worldwide. Only the United States (95 gigawatts) and France (61 gigawatts) have more nuclear power plants. According to the report, most of China’s nuclear power plants are located in the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, and Zhejiang.
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