Ningde 2 in Fujian province, China began commercial operations on 4 May, according to state news agency Xinhua. The 1000 MWe CPR-1000 reactor was connected to the grid on 4 January. CGN reported it first reached full power in February.
Ningde 1 was put into commercial operation on 15 April 2013. CGN also reported that Ningde 1 completed its first refuelling outage on 29 April.
The Ningde plant is the first in Fujian province.
According to the Xinhua report, the power plant now has an installed capacity of 2178 MW, generating 13 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, or 7.64 percent of Fujian's total electricity consumption in 2013.
Units 3 and 4 of the nuclear power station will be completed and start operations around 2015, said Li Yinong, general manager of the Fujian Ningde Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.
Including the new unit, the Chinese mainland now has 19 nuclear generating units in operation, with a total installed capacity of 16.95 GW according to comments from Li quoted by Xinhua.
Photo: Ningde 2 reaches full power in February 2014