Taiwan, China

As of 31 December 2022


Taiwan has two operable nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of 1874 MWe located at Maanshan, on the southern coast of the island. The reactors are operated by the utility Taipower, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Since 2016 Taiwan has had a policy of phasing out nuclear energy by 2025. In July 2021 Taipower announced the closure of unit 1 at the Kuosheng plant, followed by unit 2 in March 2023.

Taipower noted that later in 2023 the new Tongxiao and Datan No.8 coal-powered units will be brought online, with a total capacity of 1.3 GWe. "The total installed capacity is greater than the 985,000 kWh of the shutdown No.2 nuclear power unit," it said.

Figure Ta1. Annual electricity output (TWh) and age of reactors (years) at time of generation


Figure Ta2. Average capacity factor of reactors in Taiwan


Figure Ta3. Emissions avoidance through use of nuclear generation in Taiwan


Taiwanese reactor enters retirement : World Nuclear News - 14 March 2023