HANGZHOU, Aug. 2, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- China's Qinshan nuclear power plant has put its 650,000-kw expansion power generator unit into test run and connected it to the national electric power grid on Sunday, three months earlier than expected.
According to information from the power plant, the generator unit belongs to the second phase construction of the nuclear power plant, who aims to build two sets of 650,000-kw pressurized water reactor power-generating units.
It is said that the test run will be completed after full load test sometime in October 2010.
China's nuclear power capacity is to hit 39 million kw by 2015 and 75 million kw by 2020, the National Energy Administration (NEA), the country's top energy planner, said in mid July 2010.
NEA official in a press conference on economic situation of the country's energy sector also said the top energy planner is mulling a national initiative to boost the development of renewable and clean energies, adding that the energy watchdog has been working on the plan for more than a year. (Edited by Qiu Jun, Qiujun@xinhua.org)