Nuclear power in Menghe
is one of the most prolific in Septentrion
. At the end of 2019, it had 43 operational nuclear reactors, with a total capacity of 39.43 GW in power. Over the course of 2019, Menghe's nuclear power plants generated 266.56 TWh of energy, for an overall capacity factor
of 83.1%. While large in isolation, these figures amount to only 8.6% of Menghe's total electricity production in 2019, which surpassed 3,000 TWh. An additional 33 reactors, under construction, will nearly double that figure by the end of 2025, and current plans call for 28 more commercial-grade reactors to begin construction in 2020 through 2023. Including the planned shutdown of the two Ro-5 reactors in 2026 and 2027, this would bring Menghe's total nuclear power generating capacity to 102.130 GW by the beginning of 2030. An even larger reactor-building program is slated to begin in 2029, when a commercial-grade generation IV reactor
design is chosen for mass production. Although Menghe was a late-comer to nuclear energy, opening its first commercial reactor in 1992, it has since developed into a powerhouse of nuclear research and development. As of May 2020, Menghe has two Generation IV reactors
in operation, two more under construction, and ongoing design work on two additional reactor models, all slated to begin operation before 2027. (See more...