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Shandong launches project for heat through nuclear power

China has begun construction on its first large-scale nuclear heat generation project. Around 900 megawatts of thermal energy are to be generated at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in Yantai, Shandong Province, starting in 2023. The plan is to use the heat generated by the reactor to produce steam, which will then be pipelined to households. The nearby metropolises of Weihai and Qingdao are also to be supplied with heat in this way. In total, the plant operators hope to supply heat to around one million people. The nuclear power plant’s two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors are already being used for cogeneration – the simultaneous generation of electricity and heat.

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