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Introduction to Nuclear Power Plants

10/07/19

The Reason and Introduction of Nuclear Power Generation

With the economic development of Taiwan in the 1960s, Taiwan’s power source had replaced hydropower by fire. However, although Taiwan produced coal, but almost no oil. The fuel of thermal power generation relied on imports. But the situation in the Middle East, where the fuel was imported was Long-term instability. In order to ensure stable supply of energy, also support the power needed for the booming domestic economy. Mr. Sun, Yun-Suan ,the former Minister of Economy, decided to build a nuclear power plant around 1970 to meet the needs.

Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant was approved to be constructed in 1970 and the construction began at the end of 1971. During the construction period, the first oil crisis occurred in October 1973 (at that time, the price of crude oil rose from less than US$3 per barrel to over US$13 in 1973). The cost of thermal power generation has exploded and affected the supply of energy. The urgency of nuclear power generation had increased. In the same year, the government listed nuclear power plants in the Ten Major Construction Projects. It indicates that the government attaches importance to the construction of basic energy (The First Nuclear Power Plant was included priority construction in the Ten Major Construction Projects ; Kuosheng and Maanshan Nuclear Power Plants were the extension plan for nuclear power generation, and were subsequently included in the Twelve Major Construction Projects).

 

Nuclear Power Plant Distribution

At present, Kuosheng and Maanshan Nuclear Power Plants are operating;The operation license of the First Nuclear Power Plant had been expired, and the units are being decommissioned; Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant is being implemented asset maintenance management according to the instructions of the government.

 

Nuclear Power Plant Basic Information

Plants Unit Business Date Expiration date Capacity(MW) Address
Chinshan #1 December,1978 December,2018 636 No. 12, Xiaokeng, Shimen Dist.,
New Taipei City 253, Taiwan
(R.O.C.)
#2 July,1979 July,2019 636
Kuosheng #1 December,1981 December,2021 985 Aly. 60, Badou, Wanli Dist., New
Taipei City 207, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
#2 March,1983 March,2023 985
Maanshan #1 July,1984 July,2024 951 No. 387, Nanwan Rd.,
Hengchun Township, Pingtung
County 946, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
#2 May,1985 May,2025 951
Lungmen #1 implemented
asset
maintenance
NA 1350 No. 62, Yanhai St., Gongliao
Dist., New Taipei City 228,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
#2 1350
 

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