China planned to kick off construction of eight nuclear power units this year, with installed capacity totaling 9.86 GW, said the National Energy Administration (NEA) in a notice released on February 17.
Meanwhile, China will complete construction of Sanmen #1, Fuqing #4, Yangjiang #4, Haiyang #1, Taishan #1 units this year, adding 6.41 GW of new nuclear power capacity to the country's total, according to NEA.
The country will strengthen technical cooperation with Russia and the U.S. in nuclear power sector, and further promote cooperation with Argentina, Turkey and Romania in nuclear projects.
Separately, China planned to complete construction of a few hydropower stations this year, with newly-added installed capacity of 10 GW. Construction of Baihetan, Batang, Lawa, Tuoba hydropower stations will kick off this year, with installed capacity expected to be 30 GW.
The wind and solar power units will also kick off construction in 2017, adding new installed capacity of 25 GW and 20 GW, respectively.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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