Wednesday, 25 July 2018

S’Korea restarts nuclear plants to avert power shortage amid heatwave

Nuclear power plant being built near Gori, in southwestern South Korea. Nuclear power plant being built near Gori, in southwestern South Korea.

South Korea has called off plans to phase out nuclear power after a summer heatwave exposed security of supply issues. Eager to avert the risk of blackouts, the Administration of President Moon Jae-in mandated five nuclear power plants to restart operations in order to support LNG and coal-fired power generation during the peak demand period of August.

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