Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Nuclear Country Notes
There are six reactors in service at three locations (Chinshan, Kuosheng and Maanshan), with an aggregate net generating capacity of 4 904 MWe; the four BWRs and two PWRs were all brought online between 1977 and 1985. In 2005 nuclear plants provided 17.7% of Taiwan's electricity generation (including cogeneration output).
Two more BWRs, with a total net capacity of 2 600 MWe, are under construction at a fourth location (Lungmen). Owing to the intense political controversy generated by this project, its progress and eventual completion date remain subject to uncertainty. In August 2006, additional government funding was granted to Taipower for the completion of the Lungmen NPP. The first 1 300 MWe ABWR unit may now commence operation in 2009, some three years behind schedule, while Lungmen-2 might be completed about a year later.