Increasing demand for clean energy is also increasing the interest in atomic energy. In this context, Canada plans to build the world’s largest nuclear power plant.
The world is trying to turn to clean energy against global warming and environmental disaster. This orientation also increases the interest in atomic energy. According to the statements made, a Canadian public institution is starting work to expand a nuclear power plant in the country and potentially build the world’s largest facility.
Building the world’s largest nuclear power plant
The Canadian province of Ontario said in a statement that it will conduct an environmental assessment to add 4.8 gigawatts of capacity to Bruce Power’s power plant in Canada’s most populous province. The plant will be located at Bruce Power’s existing facility on Lake Huron. The facility currently has eight reactors, but two reactors are currently undergoing renovations, according to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
The current plant currently has a capacity of 6.2 gigawatts and alone provides 30 percent of the state’s electricity. With the addition of 4.8 GW, it is aimed to increase the capacity of the power plant to 11 GW. After expansion, the plant will make it larger than Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, which is currently the largest in the world. The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant has a capacity of 7.9 GW. Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, on the other hand, will reach a capacity of 4.8 GW when completed.
Canada is developing plans to mandate a net zero energy grid by 2035, and the Bruce project will be the first conventional nuclear power plant in the province to be built in three decades. Another public organization in the region, Ontario Power Generation Inc. while it is trying to develop a new type of advanced reactor. “New nuclear generation will be critical to building the clean grid of the future,” said Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith.