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Korea sets plans to build over 18 nuclear plants by 2035

13 Dec 2013
Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy has said that the country plans to build 18 to 21 more nuclear power plants by 2035. The country’s total electricity consumption is expected to reach 70.2 million tons of oil equivalents in 2035, which is up 80% from 39.1 million tons of oil equivalents in 2011.

The 2008 energy plans placed a target of 41% nuclear power plants in the country compared to all domestic power generation facilities by 2035. The new target set is 29% and Korea will have to build over 18 nuclear power plants, which equates to approximately one a year, to reach this goal.

Currently there are five under construction and six are in the planning stage.

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